We are definitely in the middle of unprecedented times in education. The incorporation of common core, the development of new assessment structures, teacher evaluation procedures, and an ever increasing lack of state funding has caused districts to look at all aspects of how we serve our students. Though there have been several examples of failed educational reforms, a new and exciting movement has begun in Illinois. That reform effort is Vision 2020. Vision 2020 is focused on kids and provides an evidence-based model to bring forth change in Illinois schools and how they are funded. Vision 2020 boasts a common sense approach to education that begins with quality teachers and instruction.