New analysis on Gov. Rauner's education plan
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
The governor's office released a new analysis of his education plan.
He says the plan would send more money to almost every school district in the state.
However, districts in Elgin, Rockford, Waukegan, Aurora and Peoria would see significant funding increases.
The analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education found over 97 percent of the 852 school districts in Illinois would receive more state funding under the governor's plan compared to Senate Bill 1.
Democrats are already opposing Governor Rauner's analysis.
Senator Andy Manar says Gov. Bruce Rauner's education plan fails over 400,000 children.
"Underfunded schools don't need a Red Bull," Manar said, "a temporary boost in funding won't solve this problem. Senate Bill 1 provides long-term stability and certainty in our pursuit of adequacy and equity in public education."