Meanwhile, State Senator Kyle McCarter weighs in on the Education Funding Reform Plan, Senate Bill One. Senator McCarter says, as many have pointed out, the bill sets aside pension money for Chicago Public Schools and a Block Grant for Chicago Public Schools. And, then McCarter says the other districts get whatever is left over. But, McCarter says there are also some other ways that the Chicago area gets more than their fair share under this plan.
McCarter says the school funding problem is just the tip of the iceberg of serious challenges facing Illinois that should be addressed.