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It is my honor to represent you in Springfield.

State Senator Andy Manar
48th Legislative District

Poster 1 CopySPRINGFIELD – Faith Coalition for the Common Good leaders urged Governor Bruce Rauner to prioritize an equitable school funding formula in Illinois during a press conference Wednesday.

The representatives of the Faith Coalition and Gamaliel of Illinois asked the governor to change how education is funded in Illinois and support a weighted, need-based formula.

State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) is the sponsor of the plan to create a need-based system and provide more consistency in how the state funds education and ensure that state education dollars reach students and districts that need them the most.

Rev. T. Ray McJunkins, President of Gamaliel of Illinois, said, “As it stands, Illinois public schools are the most regressively funded in the nation. That means disadvantaged students who need the most receive the least.  This is not acceptable. Our state must make our children’s future a priority.”

FCCG and Gamaliel are part of the Funding Illinois’ Future Coalition, an organization comprised of 223 school districts and community organizations across the state.

The organizations presented information the impact Illinois’ inequitable education funding system has on specific constituencies including downstate, African American and low-income students.

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