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Education Funding

Our latest report details how federal funds meant for poor and special needs students are getting siphoned off to pay pension debt.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, college or career training. Will you join us in the fight?

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Who Is Stand?

We are an established education nonprofit that aims to give every child a bright future filled with opportunity by advocating for research-based education policies and by empowering parents, teachers, and community members. Watch our video and read more about us.

$88K

spent per child on incarceration

$12.5K

spent per child on education

31%

IL students graduate college ready