SPRINGFIELD – Senator Andy Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat and the Senate sponsor of the school funding reform legislation under negotiation by legislative leaders, issued the following statement this evening:

“I am encouraged that the legislative leaders appear to have reached an agreement in concept on school funding reform. As many have reiterated time and again for years on end, the inequities that deepen with each passing day in our public schools are a horrible stain on our great state. The status quo is unjust and immoral. Our goal is simple: create a system that is both adequate and equitable for all children. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get this job done.”

In the news: School funding agreement 'in concept' reached | The Associated Press

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In the news:Democrats, Republicans say tentative deal reached on school funding | Chicago Tribune

In the news:Superintendents want quick action on school funding reform | The State Journal-Register

In the news: Manar continues push for school funding reform | WBGZ Radio

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