JG-TC, July 27, 2017
Illinois’ method of funding public education is broken. On this, almost everyone agrees.
We rank 15th in the nation in K-12 spending, but only two states show greater disparity between the wealthiest and the poorest districts. While the cost of education has continued to rise, ISBE has maintained the same foundation level of support for school districts — $6,119 per pupil — for the last eight years.