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Category Archives: Education
First it was the story of how the Chicago Public School system delayed and denied services to special education students, leading to the appointment of a state monitor to oversee CPS’s compliance with state and Federal law. Now, in today’s … Continue reading
In my last post, I said that the pension cost shift that the Governor proposed in his budget address is nothing but an attempt to balance the State’s budget on the backs of property taxpayers, and that I would not … Continue reading
On Monday, the House finally passed an education funding bill. The last time the legislature passed a funding bill was in 1997, and in those 20 years, the formula has been changed to the point where the original was barely … Continue reading
As Nancy Pelosi famously said during the Obamacare debate: “(W)e have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it…” That quote must also be applied to the Budget Implementation Bill (BIMP) passed by the Illinois … Continue reading
There’s some misinformation flying around about the Governor’s amendatory veto of the school funding bill (SB 1) which needs to be addressed. The thing that’s got my attention is the discussion surrounding the calculation of the “hold harmless” provision. The … Continue reading