- Published: 26 May 2016
SPRINGFIELD — Millions of dollars could be on the way to Chicago Public Schools under a plan Majority Caucus Whip Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) recently voted for.
“Chicago students deserve the best education possible and that can only occur if CPS receives its fair share of state dollars,” Martinez said. “Education funding reform is the right thing to do so we can get needed dollars in the classroom for our students.”
The education funding reform legislation Martinez voted for, Senate Bill 231, is designed to ensure that state funding for education is distributed based on student need.
Under the plan, CPS would gain millions more in funding next year than what it receives this year. The measure is awaiting approval in the Illinois House.
Martinez joined thousands of advocates at a rally in the Capitol today to push for passage of education funding reform.
“Our message today was loud and clear: We can’t wait any longer to adopt a fair way to fund our schools,” said Martinez. “I am going to continuing fighting as hard as I can for the students I represent.”