* A deliberate attempt at softening the image by Team Rauner…
Rauner Highlights Education Record in New Digital Series
Diana Rauner Talks Governor’s Record, Commitment to Education
As lawmakers return to Springfield to deal with Mike Madigan’s political games, the Rauner campaign today released new digital ads featuring Illinois First Lady Diana Rauner, highlighting Governor Bruce Rauner’s longtime to commitment to improving education.
As Governor, Bruce Rauner increased K-12 education funding by $700 million and brought state support for early childhood education to record levels.
Rauner has worked to do what no Governor has done in years – bring educators and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle together to finally fix Illinois’ broken school funding system.
Rauner is committed to being the education Governor. That’s why he favors bipartisan reform of the education funding formula that is fair to all schoolchildren and supports an evidence based funding model.
Bruce and I share a passion for education.
It’s motivated him his entire life.
It’s about ensuring that every child has the opportunity to be successful in life.
We know how lucky we are to have the opportunities to help other people.
And we treat it like a mission.
Bruce has increased education funding by $700 million dollars.
He increased early childhood education to its highest level ever.
It’s about doing what’s right, not what’s easy.
We’re doing this for our next generation.
If you believe Diana Rauner, that’s on you, and only you.
Diana Rauner helped orchestrate the purge, and installed folks from a think tank whose budget cut everywhere, hurting everyone.
Diana Rauner also told a whole state that she’s a Democrat and “Bruce has no social agenda.”
HB40 will likely burst the fallacy of “no social agenda” for Bruce, but the millions donated in Diana’s own name to Republicans to target and defeat Democrats should put to rest Diana’s phony Democratic credentials.
Diana Rauner is a Raunerite, worried about “messaging” and like Donald Trump, thinks she and she alone is the “best” messenger to the phony that is Raunerism.
To the Ad,
If you did t know better, Diana does a great job pushing the phony, parsing the words “spend” from “fund”. Diana knows. It’s about the parsing of words.
Diana is great here.
Diana needs to come to a reality that “Bruce vetoed that” will be something for months and months Diana and Bruce might hear, even from schools… with SB1’s AV looking to purposely hurt Chicago students.
It’s about “funding”… but it’s not fun when the message is “Rauner vetoed that” for oh so many things this next year.
It’s a solid “B+”
This will be believed, as the “funding” truth will tell a story, just not the whole story, and that’s enough in these videoes
Once again, a blatant attempt to humanizeuner. He cares, he wants each child to have success, education is most important issue. Mr. Rauner cares about nothing but the next election. He has thrown all education under the bus. Higher Education was almost destroyed, and he and his wife have the arrogance to say he cares deeply. How can anyone with half a brain take these people seriously?
And yet, Rauner has said he will AV the bill knowing full well that the bill will die if his recommendations are not accepted.
Rauner is going to look pretty silly when schools start shutting down.
A smart statesman would have called a special session on property taxes. He could have said, now that school funding reform is finished, let us tackle the property tax issue and I will sign both bills at once. Perhaps, he just isn’t cut out for this type of employment.
===I have to double check with OW but it seems to me the Rauners helped fund Walter Peyton Prep===
Google the timing on that… helping… of Payton Prep.
I can’t think of a single social service president that had a governor that vetoed an entire budget (let’s see how SB1 goes on this whole funding thing) and then would want to do an ad for that same governor, touting that governor as an advocate for… anything…
Dr. Rauner-” We’re doing this for our next generation.”
Yours or the State of Illinois’ next generation? Seems like she has pretty much stood by the bonfire instead of helping extinguish the “no social agenda” flames. Her words and actions live in the silo of early childhood education- and only the format of education The Ounce prescribes. Destructing a state to create a new state order destroys young lives and families. She seems to think the collateral damage is worth it.
“They were careless people, Bruce and Diana – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together and let other people clean up the mess they had made”.
First he decimated early childhood education/childcare starving and closing centers around the state. He didn’t lift a finger to help the 40,000 kids who still lost their access to childcare while the budget impasse dragged on another year after the partial restoration. Then he vetoed the whole damn budget which adds more money to early childhood ed.
Diana’s organization sued him and urged override.
Diana’s commercial should be downright excoriated point for point.
With all that increased funding, does this mean I’ll get my April, May, and June preschool payments soon? How about transportation payments? Special ed? Yeah, that’s what I thought. So excited to see state aid become “leverage” too. /s
hey all my north shore girlfriends, what the what? you said this guy would be fiscally responsible, that his wife would temper him especially on issues of reproductive choices, but things are not what you promised. can you please call YOUR pal Diana and tell her to change things? cause she looks like she has not a clue what she is doing.
Well thank god. I’m relieved to know that the privileged woman from the north shore, who is equally as out of touch as her husband, is here to save our education system. Just don’t ask the Rauners to pay their fair share to fund our schools.