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Gov. Rauner: Share Responsibility, Don’t Point Fingers

By | October 27th, 2015|

I was disappointed to see yesterday that Governor Rauner said the City of Chicago can’t fund its schools properly. Let’s get the facts straight. The City of Chicago doesn’t fund Chicago public schools. The State of Illinois does. CPS is dependent (as are all other Illinois school districts) on the state for the bulk of its funding, and the state cut education dollars to Chicago schools by $272 million in the last five years. At the same time, the [...]

Shared Values and Shared Responsibility Can Help Solve Budget Woes

By | September 28th, 2015|

Public education in America exists because of our shared values. We all believe our children need and deserve a quality education. They need and deserve a safe, welcoming school. They need and deserve caring, inspiring and dedicated teachers. Most of the people working in our schools today embody those values. They work hard, care about our children and take responsibility for student outcomes. They deserve our support and respect. But public education cannot thrive unless shared responsibility accompanies shared values. [...]