Bruce Rauner on Education
$100M for early education; close district funding gaps
Two years ago we delivered unprecedented funding for our K-12 schools, and the next year we came back and did it again. In all, our kids are receiving $700 million more per year from the state than two years ago, including an extra $100 million for
early childhood education. The practice of proration has come to an end.
We formed a bipartisan task force to recommend changes to the unbalanced way our K-12 public schools are funded.
For years Illinois has provided the lowest percentage of education financial support from any state in the country. And we have the largest gap between funding for high income schools and low income schools in the country, both across the state and
within the city of Chicago. The task force expects to finish their work in the coming weeks, and we look forward to working on a bipartisan basis to implement their recommendations.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Illinois Legislature
, Jan 25, 2017
Let families choose traditional, charter, or private schools
For 20 years, I've worked on improving education in Illinois. I've helped lead many education organizations such as the New Schools for Chicago, The Noble Network of Charter Schools, ACT Charter School, & the Chicago Public Education Fund.
work. In the public charter schools, the first-year students start grade levels behind, but by the time they graduate high school, most students are going to college.
I know we can improve education in Illinois because I've seen it happen. To do that,
Source: 2014 Illinois Gubernatorial campaign website BruceRauner.com
, Nov 4, 2014
- Whether traditional, charter, or private, Illinois' children need access to more quality choices in education. We need to let educators have the autonomy to run their own schools and let families choose schools that best fit their children's
- Education spending must be re-prioritized so our tax dollars go to the front lines of the education battlefield, and that's the classroom. Today we spend far too much money on administration and bureaucracy.
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