“Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.”
President Biden has said those words often over the years, noting the importance of what’s included in each budget. They reflect our priorities and what we truly value.
And now we urge Governor Pritzker to make his next budget proposal a true reflection of what Illinois values.
We value education.
We value students having the support they need.
We value educators.
We value safe schools.
We value all these things and more. To reach that goal – something we all truly value – we must accelerate the pace of funding for schools. Our kids are counting on us to stand up for them.
I hope you’ll join me and urge Gov. Pritzker to include accelerated new funding for Illinois classrooms. We simply cannot wait any longer.
This should be in the Governor’s budget proposal. Because, after all, this is something we all value.