Supt: Ill. K-12 School Funding Crisis At Tipping Point

May 13, 2013
Christopher Koch

Illinois State Education Superintendent Christopher Koch looks on as Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chambers at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 in Springfield, Ill.

(Seth Perlman/AP)

State school officials are sounding the alarm over inadequate state funding for Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Just under a billion dollars has been cut during the past three years alone. Add to this, late payments to schools, the ambiguity of pension costs, and a 5-percent cut in federal funding due to sequestration and the situation seems worse than bleak. Illinois Public Radio's Willis Kern talks about the problem with State School Superintendent Christopher Koch.

Story source: Illinois Public Radio

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