Thursday, February 2, 2017
State School Funding Report Lacks Details
The long awaited report into how Illinois can better pay for its public schools is little more than a review of the problems facing local school leaders. The report released yesterday talks about a new funding formula that'd be unique to each school district and the need for three-and-a-half billion dollars in new school money. State Senator Jason Barickman says that's only a suggestion. The report doesn't state how to make any of the recommendations reality. The report is also silent on the cost of pensions, sky rocketing property taxes, and the ever-growing list of mandates on local schools.