School Funding Formula
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois House Republicans, fearing that majority Democrats could take money away from their suburban Chicago school districts in a post-election vote, have thrown up prominent if symbolic opposition on Senate-approved legislation to overhaul state funding for public education.
SPRINGFIELD | A number of top Democratic House lawmakers have been quietly meeting to discuss a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding formula, which, if approved, would direct more state money to poorer rural districts at the expense of wealthier suburban districts.
MUNSTER | One state representative believes Munster's deficit is the result of a continuing attack on public education.
SPRINGFIELD | School districts in the Chicago and St. Louis suburbs would see major cuts to state aid while downstate schools would see gains under a proposal that would drastically overhaul Illinois' complicated school funding formula for the first time in almost two decades.
SPRINGFIELD | A proposal to change the state’s school aid formula won the endorsement of a Senate panel Thursday, despite continued resistance from Republican lawmakers.
Policy decisions made, even with the best of intentions, should be scrapped when it becomes clear they aren't achieving -- and are possibly worsening -- the very thing they set out to fix.
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