Fixing the Illinois Education Funding Formula

State Representative Bob Pritchard recently participated in a panel discussion with fellow lawmakers on possible solutions to the education funding formula and the current legislation on the topic.

Illinois is a crucial turning point for education funding. With a many schools throughout Illinois already in session, pressure is building on lawmakers to pass legislation with the necessary funding to keep all 852 school districts in Illinois open.

The panel discussion surrounded how the state can best change how education is funded, when such reform efforts have been ongoing in the General Assembly for over a decade. The state has not adequately funded education costs, which as Representative Pritchard noted in his remarks, is the most important service the state can provide.

You can hear more of Representative Pritchard’s views on the status of education funding, the evidence based model that the legislation is based on, and more here.

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