Funding a Quality Education Requires Fiscal Reform
February 28, 2007
Providing a quality public education to is essential. It also is expensive. The way Illinois currently funds education guarantees that many school districts will not have the financial wherewithal to fund and deliver a quality education. The reason for this is simple. Illinois is over-reliant on property taxes as a revenue source for funding education. This Fact Sheet provides information on how Illinois could reform its fiscal system to provide equitable education funding.