Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » As expected, Rauner’s AV drastically short-changes CPS
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
As expected, Rauner’s AV drastically short-changes CPS

Saturday, Aug 12, 2017

[Comments now open.]

* Press release…

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to reform the school funding formula would send more money to the neediest school districts in Illinois, according to an analysis released today by the Illinois State Board of Education.

ISBE’s analysis found that 97.5 percent of the 852 school districts in Illinois receive more state funding under the governor’s plan compared to Senate Bill 1, as written. Under the governor’s plan, no school district would receive less funding this upcoming school year than it received last year.

“This is what equity and fairness in education funding looks like,” Gov. Rauner said. “Improving Illinois’ education system has been my top priority as governor. I made these changes to Senate Bill 1 because that legislation fails to ensure fairness and equity for all children across Illinois. My changes guarantee that some of our state’s neediest districts will receive significantly more funding.”

But, if you click here and open the spreadsheet, then click the “ISBE analysis” tab and scroll all the way to the bottom, you’ll see that Chicago Public Schools, with about 20 percent of the state’s students, would gain just $28.7 million over last fiscal year. That’s only about a 2 percent gain for CPS, but according to the governor’s spreadsheet, Rauner’s plan provides for a ten percent overall funding increase to all schools (column C compared to column D).

Even so, something doesn’t appear right. I need more time to compare Rauner’s original spreadsheet (click here) to his newest spreadsheet (click here). Feel free to e-mail me your own thoughts.

* And make extra sure to keep this in mind…


Yep, and when it does, things get much worse for CPS and lots of other schools.

…Adding… This is what I was referring to above about some confusing numbers

Chicago Public Schools would receive $463 million less in funding under Gov. Bruce Rauner’s school funding plan than the measure approved by the Democrat-controlled Illinois General Assembly.

That’s according to an analysis released Saturday afternoon by the Illinois State Board of Education. The district-by-district breakdown was made public a day before the Illinois Senate will reconvene in Springfield to consider an override of Rauner’s amendatory veto of the school funding legislation.

The governor’s original spreadsheet claimed SB1 increases funding for CPS by $293 million. His plan would, he claimed at the time, increase CPS funding by $148 million. His new spreadsheet claims SB1 increases CPS funding by over $490 million, while his AV would increase it by $28 million.

Odd.

…Adding More… The full ISBE report is now online. Click here.

…Adding More… Tribune

The data indicate CPS would receive $463 million less than under the Democrats’ bill, but Rauner’s office contends it’s only $241 million less because the governor supports picking up $221 million in pension costs for the district. That money has not been approved yet, however.

The governor’s office is trying to count that $221 million twice: Once for all schools and the second time for CPS pensions. Math is apparently quite difficult for the governor.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

26 Comments »
  1. - illini - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 11:58 am:

    Most of us have known, or at least suspected, for a long time that Gov. Rauner has had problems with basic math and accounting practices. There is now ample evidence that this has rubbed off on his Superstars and the BTIA(tm)as well.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 12:03 pm:

    “We were told there would be no math questions when we took over the Governor’s Office” - IPI’s BTIA(tm)


  3. - yikes - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 12:38 pm:

    Manar’s gonna have one heck of a time explaining this one back home. https://www.illinoispolicy.org/manar-rejects-funding-changes-that-would-bring-8-7m-more-to-his-school-districts/


  4. - Groundhog Day - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 12:40 pm:

    The vulture capitalist is counting on our trust in his big brain. I suspect he is surprised we have double checked these numbers.


  5. - Jocko - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 12:41 pm:

    Rauner knew his numbers stunk two weeks ago. The next question is who says the “B word” (bailout) first today, Barickman, Brady, or Rauner?


  6. - Moe Berg - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 12:46 pm:

    From a headlines perspective, at least for today, the BTIA ™ has gotten a couple they wanted:

    H&R: Rauner: Decatur schools get $3 million more under veto plan (Rauner tweeted this)

    S-T: “CPS would lose nearly $500 million under gov’s school funding plan”

    Trib: Rauner analysis shows his education veto would cost CPS $463 million

    Many papers, however, appear to have no stories. Including, SJR, Daily Herald, CN-G, PJ-S, and The Southern. Online TV doesn’t seem to have caught up with the news either.

    So, the release of an analysis meant to give opponents little time to study, with the hopes of bamboozling the media, may have actually not gotten much attention, and now the critics will have an opportunity to weigh in today, point out how much districts will be hurt in two short years, and shape the coverage that starts the Monday news cycle.

    May have to chalk this one up as yet another stumble from the BTIA ™, coming off the terrible Friday Fox sitdown with Bret Baier.


  7. - Oswego Willy - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 12:50 pm:

    ===Manar’s gonna have one heck of a time explaining this one back home.===

    The “think tank” IPI

    ===showing more than 97 percent of Illinois school districts will gain additional state funding under the governor’s amendatory veto when compared with the original version of SB 1, including the schools in Manar’s own district.===

    So… The governor either purposely misled the Chicago numbers, or the governor’s IPI people can’t do math… and you’re worried about Manar back home?

    LOL


  8. - Anony - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 12:59 pm:

    Sounds like Rauner realizes he won’t do well in Chicago anyway, so he takes $ from them and gives it out in potentially more friendly areas….


  9. - Anon221 - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 1:20 pm:

    Rauner’s plan is like a payday loan- “I’ll give you so much more now, but in two years, I’m taking it back with a high interest penalty.”

    Fortunately school districts can see through the guy waving the arrow on the side of the road, and they are opposed to signing over their school “title” for a short term “loan”.

    Override in the Senate and override in the House, then work on any worthy compromises. If not, school funding will be tied up in a Gordian knot until at least January when Rauner used it for campaign fodder in the State of the State.

    http://fundingilfuture.org/statement-on-isbe-model-of-sb1-amendatory-veto/


  10. - Rich Miller - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 1:24 pm:

    yikes, that’s true only if you believe in the Fiscal Fairy.


  11. - wordslinger - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 1:24 pm:

    –Math is apparently quite difficult for the governor.–

    IPI, too. But on this point, they know what they’re doing.

    A late drop of a load of numbers to give cover to GOP Senators on the override attempt.

    I trust the Senate Dems have been working overnight running the numbers? Hopefully we’ll hear from them soon.

    Because history has shown you can’t take honesty or accuracy for granted with Rauner or IPI.


  12. - Mean Gene - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 1:28 pm:

    I’m confused. Governor Rauner has told the state of Illinois that a “property tax freeze” is vital for our future.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-property-taxes-springfield-met-0528-20170527-story.html

    It was so important, Illinois went without a budget for over 2 years.

    Now, he wants to create an education system that relies more on local capacity by $750 million.

    That means, if everything went his way, a local property tax freeze would be in place, and local governments would be told to meet more of the burden of their education, without the ability to raise property taxes.


  13. - Dorm Room Thinker - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 2:08 pm:

    The squeeze on schools in 2 years would make more sense (ideologically for IPI) in a true free market, statewide open enrollment system. Each IL student would be assigned a set state $$$$ that could be applied to tuition in a private school or go to the charter, open-enrollment public school that has seats avilable for outside district students.


  14. - cdog - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 2:21 pm:

    I suspect a portion of the $463m (the $221m, or the $241m) CPS loses in the AV, was what House Dems tacked on at midnight , May 31.

    Hard to feel sympathy for folks (CPS, Dems, Madigan) that do business like that, especially business concerning children and their families.

    Also, any school which has significant lower enrollment in two years, should expect a haircut in how much funding they receive from the state. To think otherwise is nuts.


  15. - wordslinger - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 2:22 pm:

    –Amanda Vinicky@AmandaVinicky
    Rauner: Chicago has gamed the system, I’ve seen it for myself it’s a “patronage operation not as an education institution.”–

    Ladies and gentlemen, the governor of Illinois, going full Mushroom secessionist.


  16. - Rich Miller - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 2:26 pm:

    Word, he has first hand knowledge of patronage at CPS. Remember how he clouted his kid into Walter Payton Prep?


  17. - wordslinger - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 2:28 pm:

    LOL, oh, now I get it.

    Who better to expose corrupt, insider practices at CPS then?


  18. - JS Mill - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 2:28 pm:

    @Dorm Room Thinker- Your chosen moniker fits. Perfectly.

    Your fantasy land premis is true only under the follow conditions:

    1- All students have equal access to multiple schools.

    2- All students live in the same geographic are and can walk to school in all weather conditions (proximity)

    3- All students learn at the same rate and in the same manner.

    4- All students have the same needs.

    5- All schools, public and private operate under the exact same rules.

    None of the above are true or possible with the exception of #5 although unrealistic be uSe it would require radical changes to school codes.

    If Money come from the state then the “market” is not free but subsidized and the concept of “private” schools would no longer exists. All schools would then be public as a result of public funding.

    Furthermore the fantasy of “free marketers” is in fact a fantasm. When downstate children have only one option within 20, 30, or even 40 miles there is no choice or “marker”.

    My suggestion is to go back to the BTIA(tm) dorm and rework your programming to add som less easily “free market” gobbledygook.

    Maybe a call to the Kansas franchise is in order? I hear they have a real utopia there.


  19. - JS Mill - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 2:34 pm:

    @cdog- In theory a school losing “significant” enrollment would probably lose funding under the EBM.

    There are scenarios where this wouldn’t be true though. For smaller districts a potential for the enrollment of one medically fragile student is very real and can radically change the district finances overnight.

    It is unusual for a significant (i guess that depends on your definition of significant) enrollment change in two years. It usually happens over a longer period of time with periods of increase or stability interspersed. But not always.


  20. - Anon221 - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 2:36 pm:

    cdog- “Also, any school which has significant lower enrollment in two years, should expect a haircut in how much funding they receive from the state. To think otherwise is nuts.”

    Then call me a squirrel. You are basing your theory on one premise. Schools do not operate under one premise. You need to look at the entire picture of why enrollment decreased, it’s effect on the overall per classroom numbers (were they at 30 to begin with, for instance), student needs to succeed (ESL, special education needs, etc.), poverty rates… There may be a “trim” in some funds, but a “haircut” will probably be too extreme.


  21. - wordslinger - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 2:48 pm:

    –Rachel DrozeTV@RachelDrozeTV
    Rauner did not allow Sen. Bill Brady to answer a reporter question directed at him. Rauner told reporters he would answer the question.–

    I guess the help is just there to stand at attention, nod and look adoringly at The Boss.

    But the reporter could have said, “Pardon me, I didn’t ask you, governor, I asked Sen. Brady….”


  22. - cdog - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 2:48 pm:

    Thank you.

    However, to build in per-district numbers regardless of per-student enrollment numbers, is not good stewardship of precious state resources.

    The enrollment level is relevant and there should be common sense variables included in any formula that prevent large sums of money being delivered to school districts which are measureably smaller than they were previously.

    I think Chicago and CPS play fast and loose with their numbers and reporting of same. Transparency and accuracy seem to be a recurring issue. My same skepticism applies to their enrollment numbers.


  23. - Anon221 - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 3:35 pm:

    McCann is voting for the override.


  24. - Oswego Willy - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 5:23 pm:

    ===…he (Rauner) has first hand knowledge of patronage at CPS. Remember how he clouted his kid into Walter Payton Prep?===

    Now that the Clouting has been done and over, where Rauner gamed the system, Rauner claims the system is corrupt because, well, Rauner can’t game it anymore.

    Those RaunerS, lol


  25. - Arthur Andersen - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 5:41 pm:

    JSMill, thanks for a detailed, point by point takedown of the Dorm Room. I contemplated trying, but likely would have ended up with a deleted comment.

    To the Post, I remember back in the Blagojevich days when Filan rolled out a particularly hinky pension “savings plan” and was upbraided by one of the fund heads, who correctly pointed out that he “couldn’t spend the same dollar twice.”

    It’s sad to see that Rauner and the BTIA ™ are resorting to Filan’s playbook on such an important subject as education funding.


  26. - JS Mill - Sunday, Aug 13, 17 @ 6:41 pm:

    @AA- right back at you sir. I always enjoy your posts even when I disagree, they are lucid, intelligent, and informed.

    @cdog- again, the EBM adjusts costs based on need and cost of educations students based on their needs. If we stay status quo with the current formula, I would agree with you more.


TrackBack URI

Post your comment... And please take a half second to come up with a nickname. It makes following the posts easier for everyone... Thanks

In other words, do your best to be civilized and smart.


* Weekend news roundup
* React to Rauner's Friday vetoes
* Reader comments closed until Tuesday
* Rauner vetoes several major pieces of legislation
* Four leaders meet in Chicago, plan another sitdown on Tuesday
* Kennedy delivered an unusually somber Democrat Day speech
* Governor signs River Edge bill in Rockford... err... Aurora
* Caption contest!
* All's well that ends well, I suppose
* Question of the day
* SDems have most seniority, HGOPs the least
* Asked when he'll take responsibility, Rauner blames Madigan
* Do Your Job, Inc. puts latest online ad on TV
* *** UPDATED x1 - IDHS responds *** What's the holdup on domestic violence funding?
* Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez says she won't run again
* Rauner calls TRUST Act a "very reasonable" bill, won't commit to signing it
* Drury says he has a "good sense" of how government works
* The story behind that Facebook pic of Madigan
* Rauner explains his weight loss
* Today's quotable: “No one’s going to locate there"
* *** UPDATED x3 - Still hasn't seen it - DGA criticizes Rauner *** Rauner points to WVON host's defense of Illinois Policy Institute cartoon as legislators to protest HQ
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


* Springfield man killed in shooting - FOX Illinois..
* Ill. governor vetoes plan requiring overdue bil.....
* Our View: General Assembly needs to override ve.....
* Illinois bill aims to build a bridge between im.....
* Bernard Schoenburg: Kennedy gets poetic at Demo.....


* EXCHANGE: Fire engine lifts spirits of Sycamore 7-year-old
* EXCHANGE: In Pana, there is a search for hope amid adversity
* Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse
* Case dismissed against man in beating of Chicago officer
* Buddhist temple in Minnesota inaugurates new reflection pond
* WIU students, faculty research ways to combat Asian carp
* Southern Illinois prepares for influx of eclipse visitors
* DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes
* Northwestern prof, Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago
* Fatal crashes down in Illinois 20 years after .08 law

* Rauner signs law to eliminate township collector in Sangamon County
* Rauner signs bill creating agency to govern ALPLM
* New pharmacy rules in Illinois aim to improve patient safety
* Rauner vetoes plan requiring overdue bill reporting
* Rauner pays for private helicopter to public event in northern Illinois
* Rauner pays for private helicopter to public event in Aurora
* Sara Wojcicki Jimenez won't run for re-election to Illinois House
* Illinois governor says immigration bill 'very reasonable'
* Bloomberg puts $2 million into pro-soda tax ads
* Illinois Policy Institute cartoon sparks racial clash

* Join Crain's 40 Under 40 Alumni Network
* Like our roundup? Share it around.
* Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider
* The biggest wallet in Chicago tech
* Peoples Gas pipes may not be exploding, but replacement budget is


* Man shot, critically wounded in Back of the Yards
* 62-year-old man among 3 shot in Austin
* Dear Abby: Woman’s big family grates on her husband
* 3 wounded in Austin shooting
* Man shot in Humboldt Park
* Another pick for Bears’ Mike Glennon, but TD too, in win vs Cardinals
* Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Aug. 20, 2017
* American Girl’s first Native Hawaiian doll set to go on sale
* Jonathan Bullard, Bears’ D take another step forward vs. Cardinals
* 16-year-old boy wounded in East Garfield Park shooting


* Review: Michael Mina lands in Chicago with a ritzy take on 1920s Paris
* On Illinois farms, where labor is tight, foreign workers are welcomed
* Chicago won't see eclipse spectacle of Carbondale, but excitement palpable
* Mike Glennon has done nothing to deserve Bears' starting quarterback job
* Mike Glennon underwhelms as Bears hold on for 24-23 preseason win over Cardinals
* Derek Holland flops in Texas homecoming as Rangers rout White Sox 17-7
* 1 dead, 6 wounded during Saturday shootings
* Massive counterprotest against white nationalism upstages 'free speech rally' in Boston
* Man grazed in head during confrontation with police in Gage Park
* No Powerball jackpot winners; prize jumps to $650 million for Wednesday drawing


» City: Graffiti Complaints Down 18 Percent
» Rep. Wojcicki Jimenez Not Seeking Reelection
» State Week: Fair Rallies, Fox News, Funding Schools
» Chicago Charters Seek To Grow As CPS Enrollment Declines
» Bloomberg Funds $2 Million In Ads Backing Soda Tax
» Rauner: ‘Nothing’ Stipulated On School Funding
» How Chicago Homicides In 2017 Stack Up Against Years Past
» Illinois Officials Warn About Phony Eclipse Glasses
» Report: Link Between Chicago Murders And Illegal Immigration ‘Groundless’
» Democrats Take Aim At Rauner, Trump


* Statehouse Insider: Rauner tells reporters to not question wife's role in the administration
* Our View: General Assembly needs to override veto of Debt Transparency Act
* Bernard Schoenburg: Kennedy gets poetic at Democrat Day brunch
* Scott Reeder: Hate with a haircut
* United Way: Community health centers provide quality, affordable care
* Regie Dale: My testimony is my resume
* Rauner signs law to eliminate township collector in Sangamon County
* Rauner signs bill creating agency to govern ALPLM
* Thumbs Up: To statehouse action that should lead to a better Illinois
* New pharmacy rules in Illinois aim to improve patient safety


* John M. Carnaghi
* Gaila L. Hampton
* Gerald 'Jerry' Casper
* James 'Jim' Phillips
* Robert J. Lyons
* Glenn Morgan
* Howard Lee Bowlin
* Stacy N. Morehead
* Robert B. Wehrle
* Mary Louise Brown


* Carr, Goff shine in Rams 24-21 exhibition win over Raiders
* Philippine churches to ring bells to protest drug killings
* FANTASY PLAYS: Wide receivers more important as game shifts
* Sox give up 5-run lead in lopsided loss
* Thompson's 109-yard return highlights Bears victory

* Local Legislators Speak Out on Charlottesv...
* Hultgren asks FEMA to help in Kane, McHenr...
* Hultgren marks 'Startup Day' with stories ...
* Hultgren backs change to Voting Rights Act...
* Illinois lawmakers blast President Trump's...
* Oswego Pastor Gives Prayer on US House Flo...
* Trump's 'Both Sides' Comments Draw Harsh L...
* Naperville's Lauren Underwood to run for R...
* Reps. Randy Hultgren, Peter Roskam address...
* Local Officials Forming Taskforce Amid Cat...

* Three Senators Ask The DOJ To Investigate ......

* Senator Duckworth Tours Union Station Ahea......

* To Infinity And Beyond!
* EXTRA: 66 years since Gaedel had his "moment" in the baseball sun
* Crain's: Rehabs stabilizing market in this South Side neighborhood
* Our catalog of Hitting Left.
* You fascists are bound to lose.
* Construction To Begin On Lawrence & Wilson Viaducts September 18
* The vandalism of an Abe Lincoln bust...
* Chicagoetry: Ozymandias In High Definition
* Rank and file outrage over Trumka on Trump council. “I cannot sit on a council for a president that tolerates terrorism. I resign, effective immediately,” tweets Dick.
* The statue to the union war dead in Charlottesville.


* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

  
* Is Google’s mistake our gain? Android Oreo hinted at in teaser video filename
* NASA Shares Ways to Stream the 2017 Solar Eclipse on iOS and Apple TV
* Prisma shifts focus to b2b with an API for AI-powered mobile effects
* Punching below “average,” Nokia 8 priced in Germany at €578
* Pre-order perks for Galaxy Note 8 teased by Blass [UPDATE]
* “The world’s smallest laser” is one of the next accessories for the Essential Phone
* Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is here! Finally a decent box

* Cease featured in duel of the day
* For Abreu, near-cycle dimmed by 'tough' loss
* White Sox overpowered after scoring 5 in first
* Fulmer to make first big league start Monday
* Giolito to make White Sox debut on Tuesday
* White Sox put Lopez on DL with back strain
* Gonzalez seeks another quality start in finale


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller