Hutchinson supports bipartisan school funding reform planSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – Chicago Heights) released the following statement this afternoon after voting in support of Senate Bill 1947, a plan that will change Illinois’ last-in-the-nation school funding formula by prioritizing state dollars to school districts with the most need:

“For years, teachers, advocates and policymakers have been working to make Illinois’ system of school funding more equitable for all students. Today, the Senate passed a plan that accomplishes that goal.

“While I have serious concerns with the creation of a tax credit program for private schools, a passable solution required legislators on both sides of the aisle to compromise.

“I look forward to continuing the work that needs to be done to ensure children are receiving high-quality education no matter their address or zip code.”

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