The guy at School Tech Connect has a couple of posts about Senator Lightford and some video illustrating his (and many others') mixed feelings about the legislator who was central to the enactment of SB7.
In the first post (Meanwhile, Down In Springfield) he admires Lightford (and Steans, who follows) for fighting for a restoration of education funding. "I'm sure I'll be ripping them next week when they're gutting my retirement, but tonight, well done." See video embedded to get what he's talking about.
The followup post (Following Up With Senator Lightford) describes the downside of SB7, from his perspective: "Schooling is about to be transformed into a full-time testing endeavor as a result of "reforms" written by Sen. Lightford and her colleagues with the weird smiling-despite-gun-to-head encouragement of the teachers' unions."
So where do you end up about Lightford? Love her, hate her? Hope she gets primaried as punishment for pushing reforms so hard, or elevated and protected because of the hard, contentious work that she did? If you're a teacher I probably guess that it's the former. But it's not really super simple. I wonder what the IEA and IFT and fixing to do.