Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has announced the forming of a new, bi-partisan commission to study education funding. Rauner says the commission will study how to ensure that each student gets a quality education, regardless of where they live. The Governor said that Illinois has the biggest gap between rich schools and poor schools.
Governor Rauner said the commission will address the over dependence on property taxes to fund schools
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Rauner says he is hopeful, legislation based on the commission's report can be drafted to better fund Illinois schools.