Quad-City Times, August 1, 2017
As an educator and advocate for a fair school funding system for Illinois children, I am disappointed in Gov. Rauner’s veto of Senate Bill 1. Students in East Moline return to school in two weeks and we still don’t have a funding bill. The governor had a tremendous opportunity in front of him. He had the chance to not only ensure our schools are funded on time this year, but to systematically change Illinois’ historically inequitable funding system for the children in East Moline and the 2.1 million students across the state.