April 13, 2017

We commend Senator Barickman for his continuing commitment to fix Illinois inequitable school funding system—one that has shortchanged low-income students for the past 20 years. The April 13 announcement of Senator Barickman’s new evidence based school funding legislation is a step toward finding a bipartisan, bicameral solution this spring session. We look forward to reviewing the bill and are hopeful that it is consistent with our core equity principles as well as the framework outlined by the Governor’s School Funding Reform Commission.