“What I really oppose is taking money out of the public schools and that is what happened here in order to provide that private tax credit to wealthy people.” JB Pritzker
To support strong public schools, education voters should seek candidates who will grow state revenue, increase tax fairness, and invest in public education.
Gubernatorial candidates in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Arizona have solid plans for improving tax fairness in order to invest in public schools.
New analysis concludes students who participate in voucher schemes lose about 68 days of school learning.
These gubernatorial candidates are following DeVos’s voucher crusade despite her rejection by a GOP-controlled Congress.
Rauner is “choosing to leave the students of Illinois, our state’s future, behind” with his budget.
Gov. Rauner’s budgetary brinksmanship has thrown education into chaos. Pritzker wants to bring funding stability, beginning with pre-K.
Rauner shares DeVos’s dogged pursuit of taking scarce public school funding for voucher schools.
Betsy DeVos’s dogged pursuit of public school funding for voucher schools has like-minded allies at the state level, five of who are running for governor in November.
Largely unmentioned is the man who set in motion the Janus case and its attack on workers: Billionaire Bruce Rauner, the first-term governor of Illinois.