State Senator Sam McCann says the findings show a district with a child in poverty in Chicago geting more funding than the same student in a downstate district. The difference in funding is $2,223 for a Chicago school district to around $67 for a downstate district. That's dollars to a district per student of poverty.
McCann says the researching staff looked into items like the corporate personal property replacement tax, poverty grants, special education grants and more.
He says, "'let's bring equity and parody into funding public schools in Illinois."
(Posted 4:15 pm 03/15/13 by Ted Maguire)