7/18/17

The Fix the Formula campaign and Funding Illinois’ Future coalition, comprised of hundreds of superintendents, civil rights organizations, teachers, parents and student advocates from across the state, stand firm in support of SB1. All kids win in SB1.

We urge Governor Rauner to sign SB1, an evidence-based model for school funding. SB1 treats all school districts across the state fairly—and drives resources to those serving the neediest kids and with the lowest property values. Under SB1 no school district loses money, period. The bill invests more in every school.

The Governor supports a plan that cuts funding from Chicago Public Schools—which serves a student population that’s 84% low-income. The bill moves CPS further from adequate funding, which is inequitable and wrong.

We urge the Governor to consider the needs of all students across Illinois and sign SB1 when the bill reaches his desk. This is no time for an amendatory veto that plays politics with schools opening and pits students against each other.

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About Fix the Formula Illinois

Fix the Formula Illinois is a campaign of Advance Illinois, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, Educators 4 Excellence, Equity First, Faith Coalition for the Common Good, Funding Illinois’ Future, Gamaliel of Metro Chicago, High School District Organizations of Illinois, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education, Illinois Association of School Administrators, Illinois Association of School Business Officials, Illinois for Educational Equity, Illinois Principals Association, Instituto del Progreso Latino, Latino Policy Forum, League of United Latin American Citizens, Noble Network, Ounce of Prevention Fund, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, Quad County Urban League, South Suburban Action Conference, Springfield Urban League, Taylorville Citizens for Education, Teach Plus Illinois, Tri-County Urban League, United Congregations of the Metro East, Urban Muslim Minority Alliance and Vision 20/20. Learn more about the Fix the Formula Illinois campaign at www.fundingilfuture.org/fixtheformulaillinois.