Bill Text: IL HB3792 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Veto Message

Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Requires each school district to require that all students in grade 6 receive education on work ethics, including, but not limited to, learning how to be reliable, be professional, take initiative, be positive, respect authority, and have integrity.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Failed) 2018-11-28 - Total Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken [HB3792 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3792-Veto_Message.html

August 19, 2018

To the Honorable Members of

The Illinois House of Representatives,

100th General Assembly:

Today, I veto House Bill 3792, which would require school districts to enact a work ethic curriculum for students beginning in 6th grade.

While I recognize the value of instilling strong work-ethics into our students, I do not believe it is the role of the legislature to dictate to schools how and when this skill should be taught. Schools and teachers deserve the freedom to design their own curriculum, so that it is most impactful to the unique students in their classroom.

This legislation would put an undue burden on schools and educators, imposing restrictions without lending support or resources. Impactful classroom instruction and curricula should be developed in partnership with educators, not by legislators in Springfield.

Therefore, pursuant to Section 9(b) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return House Bill 3792, entitled “AN ACT concerning education”, with the forgoing objections, vetoed in its entirety.


Bruce Rauner