Word getting around about school funding reform bill > Illinois School News Service

3 Apr

Word of a proposal for a major state policy change spreads out from Springfield across the state like ripples from a rock heaved into a pond. So it was with the Education Funding Advisory Committee (EFAC) proposal to fundamentally change the way Illinois funds public education, which was announced at a Capitol news conference Wednesday.

Of course, you were first to read about it right here Wednesday morning because EFAC co-chairman Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) talked with me and announced to a school reform gathering Tuesday night that he had just filed the 419-page amendment to SB 16, his vehicle to address the fact that a child’s education currently depends on her zip code.

The bill is as complex as it is long, but Associated Press writer Kerry Lester did an excellent job of distilling it down to the core facts.

via Illinois School News Service.

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