Even though Chicago has a state budget, the city schools still may not open on time. Chicago is resembling the city of Detroit. Oh No……..
Chicago Public School’s Crisis, no this is the people of Chicago’s crisis. Shame on Chicagoan's for not taking a more proactive roll. This situation did not just happen, it has been brewing for years. We are too trustful when it comes to allowing the people in local government to plan for the city.
The Education Law Center gave Illinois an “F” grade to funding distribution, finding in its January report that Illinois is one of 21 states that has a regressive system, meaning it provides less aid to districts that have a higher concentration of low-income students. Don’t you see something wrong with this picture?
Illinois ranks dead last in the country when it comes to funding its highest poverty school districts, according to a study by the Education Trust. According to this same study for each dollar spent educating a non-low income student in Illinois, the study found that just 81 cents is spent on that of a low-income child – the largest gap in the nation. Let’s listen to how Chicago’s next group of 2019 Mayoral Candidates plan to handle this.