With one proposal to pay off Illinois’ pension debt asking the typical homeowner to pay more than $1,900 in additional property taxes for the next 30 years, the stakes for pension reform have never been clearer.View Report
Despite that booming demand, there are political efforts afoot to crush the scholarship program.
SB 2838 was meant to aid school districts – and students – by providing a means for schools to recruit substitute teachers. But government union lobbying transformed it into a pro-union, pro-strike bill that hinders educational opportunities for students during teacher strikes.
A bill in the Illinois Senate could axe the state’s first-ever tax credit scholarship program.
Pensions and employee health insurance costs consumed nearly a quarter of Illinois’ fiscal year 2018 budget.
Before your school district asks for another penny in property taxes, ask your school board what they’re doing to get their own house in order.
The CTE Prevention Act would forbid any child under the age of 12 from playing tackle football.
Misplaced priorities in Illinois' education system may be the reason students are less prepared for college than peers in other states.
The bill would cut off Illinois’ new tax credit scholarship program if the Illinois State Board of Education determined public school funding levels were inadequate.
Illinois lawmakers passed hundreds of bills in 2017, but enacted no real reforms to boost the state’s economy, rein in the cost of government or provide relief to taxpayers.
Forrest Claypool will step down as the head of Chicago Public Schools after the CPS inspector general recommended his firing.