Fiscal experts are warning that Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will be back for more once the revenue raised from yet another increase in property taxes disappears into the fiscal black hole that is the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF).
A new city-mandated curriculum on police brutality in Chicago schools involving former Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his torture victims has no place in the classroom, some former educators and parents say.
Illinois passed historic education funding reform in late August, but the foundation upon which it is built is faulty and doomed to collapse, Hoover Institute fellow and Stanford University Prof. Eric Hanushek said on the “Illinois Rising” radio program recently.
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) should have already learned the lessons of poor financial management, Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy at the Illinois Policy Institute, contended on a recent episode of "Illnois Rising."
Illinois Republicans have liked what several newspapers in the state have said recently about the state's school funding bill -- so much so that they've sent out a press release highlighting some of the harsh words the papers reserved for Democrats.
The Illinois Republican Party wants the Democratic party to answer the bell, and it's making its point known in a series of robocalls targeting House Speaker Michael Madigan and the Democratic candidates for governor.
Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) might as well send Gov. Bruce Rauner a ransom note over the state's public school funding bill, the Illinois Republican Party said in a press release recently.
Gov. Bruce Rauner believes House Speaker Mike Madigan practices "legislative extortion," hurting the state in order to advance his own agenda, according to remarks Rauner made on a Chicago radio show recently.
Sullivan High School in Rogers Park has a filthy basement. North Side State Representatives Ann Marie Williams (D-North Center) and Kelly Cassidy (D-Rogers Park) opted to skip work in Springfield this week and, instead, take pictures of themselves cleaning it.