The negotiations for SB1, the school funding bill, bounced back and forth, with both sides of the aisle claiming they cared deeply about equitable funding for all schools, and a desire to shrink the wide gap between wealthy and poor school districts. Gov. Rauner signed a final version into law late last month. That’s just the beginning; a new report shows that 60 percent of the state’s students attend schools in under-funded districts so there is a lot of ground to make up to create a level playing field. We talk with WBEZ education editor Kate Grossman about the report, and how this plays out for students.
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