Illinois Democrats Hiding from $500 Million Chicago School Bailout

After poorly managing their finances for decades, Chicago Public Schools are demanding a $500 million bailout from Illinois taxpayers. CPS leaders are also looking to increase its share of annual state school funding, on top of the $600 million in sweetheart deals CPS receives, which aren’t available to other districts. To make matters worse, Democrat legislators are threatening to hold our schools hostage by refusing to fully fund our K-12 schools unless CPS get its no-strings-attached taxpayer bail-out.

Given these demands, do you favor fully funding our K-12 school aid formula NOW and allowing the Illinois State Board of Education to temporarily take over oversight of CPS – but never its debt or responsibilities – with the ultimate goal of making the system financially accountable to a school board elected by the people of Chicago?

What do you think?