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Simon urges support of education funding reforms

Posted by Admin On February - 4 - 2014

Lt. Governor backs findings and recommendations of education committee


CARBONDALE, IL – Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon today issued the following statement supporting education funding reform recommendations released by Sen. Andy Manar’s (D-Bunker Hill) Education Funding Advisory Committee (EFAC).

“These recommendations could lead to one of the most important pieces of legislation the General Assembly will see this year. We have the potential to right the wrongs in our education funding formula and direct funding toward the students who need it most, no matter where they live.

“By creating a single funding formula, increasing transparency about how school funds are being spent, and prioritizing resources, we can take important steps toward a sustainable and equitable education system.

“I appreciate the efforts of Sen. Manar and this committee and look forward to working with legislators and the governor to pass these important changes.”

Simon serves as the state’s point person on education reform. In this capacity, Simon is working to increase the proportion of working-age adults with college degrees or certificates to 60 percent by 2025. As chair of the 25-member Governor’s Rural Affairs Council, Simon is also working to improve the delivery of state services and education opportunities to rural Illinois.

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