News

Education Funding Recommendations Are Ready to Consider

Education Funding Recommendations Are Ready to Consider

Last year brought to Illinois a big change in pension funding. This year could bring to Illinois massive change in school funding. Discussing his Education Funding Advisory Committee’s recommendations, chairman

State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) says it’s time to get back to basics.

“We ought to, in my opinion, be working toward a system of financing schools that equips every child that graduates from high school with skills so they can go to college or go into a trade, if that’s what they want to do. We don’t have that today,” said Manar. “That’s a

competition issue. We have forgotten that we should be striving toward a world-class school system in Illinois. We’ve been bogged down by budget concerns over the years.”

Manar said the EFAC’s mission was about redefining how to divide the pie, making more of the school budget need-based.

 

www.educationfundingreform.com

Recent Headlines

in Election 2014, Local

Rauner: Ethics Problems Are Quinn’s, Not Mine

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Rauner's firm owned a company which settled fraud charges with Georgia

in Local

CO Detectors Are Not Required in Schools

carbon_monoxide

After North Mac, expect legislation

in Local

Girl, 3, Safe after Abduction

police_lights

Mom, who has neither custody nor visitation rights, is jailed

in Local

Meat “Harvest” Facility, Market Denied Zoning Variance

Updated
municipalcenter

Springfield Planning and Planning Commission turns back request on a 4-3 vote

in Election 2014, Local

GOP Appeal Seeks to Knock Libertarian off Ballot

ballot

A Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot.