Gov. Bruce Rauner is criticizing the number of school districts and administrators in the K-through-12 system as too costly.
Rauner is calling for what he calls "education bureaucracy" to be pared down, citing the more than 850 school districts and 13,000 administrators in the state.
The governor said this week in Champaign that not enough of the state's tax dollars actually make it to the classroom.
Two key points in Rauner's gubernatorial campaign were letting the state's temporary income tax hike expire and promising to increase funding for schools.