Since 2010, our schools have lost nearly $1 Billion dollars in state and federal money that should be going to our kids' classrooms.
That's enough to hire 13,000 teachers, build 100 brand new schools and supply a lap-top to every kid in Illinois. Gone.
Let's talk reality. Things are bad enough in DC, but we've got our own debacle here in Illinois. We must fix our broken system in Springfield. We have two problems: an unsustainable budget and the money we do have for education isn't being spent strategically.