Rezin: Fund education at the promised level
Finding the best way to help all Illinois schools is a challenge. But, after studying the issue, it has become clear to me that fully funding the state’s “Foundation Level” education grant is the first and most important step that must be taken. For the last several years, the state has failed to do so. Instead they have prorated school funding to only pay 89 or 90 percent of what they should, despite receiving over $26 billion in new revenue since the 2011 income tax increase.