Chicago Defender, June 21, 2017
State Rep. Will Davis (Dist. 30th), one of the chief sponsors of the bill in the house, said he’s been advocating for equitable funding in education since his first term in office. He called the bill a “vital first step” toward providing every school district the resources it needs to educate their students. He recognized too that with the eventual signing of the bill by the governor, proper funding will be essential for its success. He said accompanying bills along with the governor’s support will be pivotal.
“If [Rauner] feels like he’s not ready to support some of the other spending areas, we certainly hope he is ready to support necessary dollars in K-12,” said Davis.