Category Archives: Education

Education Part IV: Poverty Grant and PTELL Subsidy, Why Do They Matter?

“The State has the primary responsibility for financing the system of public education.” Constitution of Illinois, Article X, Section 1 Until the turn of this century, the Foundation Level Grant was the primary component of state education support, and was … Continue reading

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Education Part III: PTELL Giveth and PTELL Taketh Away

“The State has the primary responsibility for financing the system of public education.” Constitution of Illinois, Article X, Section 1 THE GIVETH PART: The Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL) is designed to limit the increases in property tax extensions … Continue reading

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Education Funding, Part II: The Big Sucking Sound from the Shores of Lake Michigan

“The State has the primary responsibility for financing the system of public education.” Constitution of Illinois, Article X, Section 1 We now move on to the second funding stream in General State Aid, the Supplemental Low‐Income (Poverty) Grant. Don’t worry, … Continue reading

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Education Funding Part I: A Crumbling Foundation

“The State has the primary responsibility for financing the system of public education.” Constitution of Illinois, Article X, Section 1 This post is the first in a series where I’ll discuss what I think needs to be done about education … Continue reading

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How Should Illinois Pay for Education?

After pensions, the biggest issue facing Illinois taxpayers (at least, until the impending Medicaid crisis overtakes it) is education funding. How we fund our schools has an impact at every level of government, from the fight over allocation of Federal … Continue reading

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