Fully Fund Education
Our current education funding formula takes away money from local schools and sends it to Chicago. That’s an injustice. In order to pay for Chicago’s mismanagement, school districts in our area suffer a lack of state funding.
The solution is to fully fund the schools at 100% of the 2010 levels of funding, end this practice of proration that sends more money to Chicago, and end the unfunded mandates that micromanage teachers, add red tape, and add administrative costs. Do those things, then let’s work together to look at the funding formula and pay special attention to how we can make funding work for all of our districts — not just Chicago.