A recent analysis from the Illinois State Board of Education showed that schools all across the state fare better with SB 1124, a new education funding reform. This is in comparison to SB1 which was passed by Senate Democrats on May 31st.
Senator Dale Righter issued this statement in regards to the analysis, “Our schools receive more funding compared to Senate Bill 1, the Chicago Public School system doesn’t receive a bailout, and this legislation includes priorities from both Republicans and Democrats. This is not only the best school funding reform proposal on the table, it’s one that faces that best chance at becoming law, as Gov. Rauner has indicated he supports it. If we are serious about making every student a priority across the state – not just students in one city – Senate Bill 1124 gets us there. I want to stress that this plan is a compromise. Much of what is in the Senate Democrats’ Senate Bill 1, is in this legislation. The fact it helps every school district across the state and doesn’t make one group of students the clear winner is proof enough there is no partisan approach in this proposal”.