News

Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Education

Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Education

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner have attacked one another for their record and positions on education.

Quinn and Rauner met for the first time Friday in the 2014 campaign for Illinois governor. They were discussing education policy before members of the Illinois Education Association in Chicago.

Quinn is a Chicago Democrat seeking his second full term as governor. He says Rauner is “the biggest threat to public education in the state of Illinois.”

Rauner supports non-union charter schools, vouchers and moving public employees from pensions to 401K-style retirement funds.

The Winnetka businessman says Quinn has broken his promises to teachers, students and taxpayers.

Rauner says Quinn cut education funding and approved a pension overhaul that cut benefits for teachers and retirees.

 

Recent Headlines

in Local

Illinois DNR to Use Grant On Recreation

Fresh
IDNR_Logo

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program.

in Local

Quinn Signs Legislation Requiring Transit Review

Fresh
CTA

Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies serving metropolitan Chicago more transparent and accountable.

in Local

GOP Says It Has Fixes for ACA, Dems Skeptical

Fresh
affordable care act

Mark Kirk is for repeal; Dick Durbin says no repeal but he'll work with the GOP on fixes.

in Local

IDOT Under Fire Again for Hiring Practices

Fresh
idot

Illinois Executive Inspector General's office says workers hired under title but given other duties to avoid hiring rules. Also asserts Governor Quinn was not involved.

in Local

Greens Off, Libertarians On November’s Ballot

vote

Green Party vows to fight decision