Even though no district or state across the country has lost money due to high opt-outs, and the majority of states have dropped the PARCC test, our state board of education has sent letters to certain districts that they will be doing an investigation and collecting “evidence” from school staff and even students, when appropriate regarding opt-outs.
Yesterday in his budget address, Governor Rauner said that CPS students are getting way more than their fair share of education funding. We need you to call him today to clear things up. Here are some things he didn’t mention:
While the TIF surplus resolution introduced by Alderman Ramirez-Rosa was unfortunately sent to the Finance committee this week without debate, another resolution that calls for a TIF surplus and discussion of sustainable revenue was introduced by Aldermen Pawar and Ramirez-Rosa. This one calls on Aldermen to work with the City Budget Office to identify TIF money in their wards that can be sent back to CPS (surplused).