Gov. Bruce Rauner ran TV ads touting Illinois school funding reform law, but his proposed budget would alter the model lawmakers approved.
Screenshot of ad from Citizens For Rauner, Inc.
February 15, 2018

Old Idea Could Change School Funding Dollars

One of the biggest changes Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed in today's budget address is making local school districts bear the costs of teacher pensions. The idea has been kicked around by both parties for years, most recently in Rauner’s bipartisan, bicameral school funding reform commission.

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Tony Smith, Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education
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February 13, 2018

More Dollars Add Up To Less Trust

Now that it’s time to actually implement school funding reform, the honeymoon is over. The governor and lawmakers have moved on to squabbling over everything from the credit card balance to who forgot to put the lid on the toothpaste.

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