EPIC is hosting a community educational event on January 11th, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m. at the Diplomat West. Ted Dabrowski, President of Wirepoints, will be the keynote speaker.
For more than a year, EPIC has been raising awareness about curriculum and falling academic proficiency in Elmhurst public schools. The administration and board of education have aggressively pushed back and defended the status quo, insisting that students were on track, progress was being made, and academic proficiency was improving.
The release of the 2022 Illinois Report Card data in October confirmed that academic proficiency in District 205 is, in fact, continuing to drop.
On April 4th, 2023, Elmhurst residents will vote for a new school board, and have an opportunity to determine the path forward for public education in our community. Will we accept the status quo, or will we demand accountability and a change in leadership?
Ted Dabrowski is a strong critic of the Illinois public education system, where utter failure for children is perpetuated by an “education industrial complex” that supports and rewards poor performance. He has researched and reported extensively on the problems in the Illinois Public Schools, and his findings were featured in an October 4, 2022, Wall Street Journal Op-Ed, “Illinois’s Shocking Report Card – The Land of Lincoln is failing its children and covering it Up.”
Ted’s presentation will give parents a sobering, but honest, look at an education system that is leaving millions of children unprepared for college or career success, including many in Elmhurst District 205.
Ted Dabrowski Biography
Ted’s knowledge of finance, policy, and government stems from his 16-year international career in finance and management. As the Head of Corporate Banking and a management member of Citibank in Poland, he advised the government on financial restructurings that continued the liberalization of the nation’s economy. In his Treasury roles in both Mexico and Poland, Ted managed multi-billion-dollar balance sheets and Sales and Trading businesses, which gave him hands-on experience in budgeting and crisis management.
After returning to the U.S., Ted shifted to public policy, where he spent six years as Vice President of Policy and Spokesman at the Illinois Policy Institute.
Ted received his master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago, an MBA in finance from the Wharton School, and his bachelor’s degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Much of Ted’s inspiration to fix Illinois comes from the experiences of his parents, who immigrated to Chicago from Poland and Ecuador to pursue the American Dream.