New information about Illinois senate Republicans’ school funding plan were revealed Wednesday.
One week after State Sen. Jason Barickman held a press conference to announce his own school funding plan, he filed two amendments totaling 500 pages. Barickman’s plan echoes many of the themes contained in a measure filed by his Democratic colleague Andy Manar but eliminates the block grant for Chicago Public Schools.
His plan also offers school districts a choice about certain unfunded mandates. The two senators had tried previously to craft a bipartisan plan.