Governor Rauner actions speak volumes. His cuts to child care, in-home care for the elderly and disabled, the Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and the Summer Youth Employment Program are devastating to the communities and families in the 26th district.
Investing in our public schools is the best way we can prepare the next generation of students to compete in the 21st century economy. But Illinois’ education funding system is broken. Since 2009, we’ve lost $1.4 billion in pre-kindergarten, elementary and high school education funding. We need more than just little fixes. We need to make our education funding system more fair by making sure that our local public schools are getting the same funding as wealthy suburban districts.