Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Sunday Times. | Fred Klonsky

The Sunday Times. | Fred Klonsky:

The Sunday Times.


The school funding mess in Illinois is a result of bi-partisan mendacity, which is another way of saying elected officials lie whenever they talk about education funding.

While they talk about freezing property taxes, they say nothing about adequately funding the state’s public schools. Relying on property taxes to finance education means the poorest communities in Illinois have less money to spend on their schools and suffer under the highest property tax rates.
It’s a system rigged to benefit wealthy homeowners and wealthy communities, while punishing the working class and small businessman. And it allows elected leaders to escape their constitutional obligation while spending your tax money on other things.
People whine that Illinois has no budget, but this state has shirked its responsibility for decades and few cared because only disadvantaged children suffered. The property tax system is corrupt. Phil Kadner
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Two years waiting for a harp.
He pays out of his pocket the cost to rent the two harps his students use.
“The kids love it,” Turner said. “It just pulls them in, it pulls them in. And I really hate to have to tell a student we don’t have an instrument that they can learn on if they’re The Sunday Times. | Fred Klonsky:

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