Illinois children can’t wait another year for reform
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
The 2007 legislative session ends on Thursday, and lawmakers are dangerously close to leaving Springfield without any improvements in school funding and quality.
Every year that state leaders refuse to act is another year that Illinois ranks nearly dead last in the nation for its share of school funding. While officials delay improvements to school funding and quality, Illinois children face another year of overcrowded classrooms, outdated materials and unsafe buildings. Students in poor areas face a growing achievement gap and lack of opportunities. Homeowners face another year of skyrocketing property taxes and a bigger share of the state’s school funding burden. And employers face a local workforce without the skills to compete in the global economy.
Fed up? Call your lawmakers on A+ Illinois’ toll-free legislative hotline: 1-800-651-0315
Tell Gov. Blagojevich and your state lawmakers to pass legislation that gives every Illinois child access to a world-class education. Don’t let them end this legislative session doing nothing on school funding and quality reform. Our children have waited long enough.
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