For Each and Every Child: A Strategy for Education Equity and Excellence
Release: February 2, 2013
For Each and Every Child is the federal Equity and Excellence Commission's report to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
Illinois FY2013 General Fund Enacted Budget Analysis
Release: August 2, 2012
This Report provides an analysis of the enacted FY2013 General Fund budget.
Analysis of the FY2013 Proposed Illinois FY2013 General Fund Budget
Release: April 8, 2012
This Report provides an analysis of the FY2013 General Fund budget proposed by Governor Pat Quinn on February 22, 2012.
Issue Brief: Shifting the Normal Cost & Employer "Pick-Ups" for Teachers
Release: March 7, 2012
This Issue Brief provides an overview of school districts contributions to the Teachers Retirement System, facts concerning the issue of employer pick-ups, and how shifting the responsibility for paying for teacher pensions would impact school districts.
Analysis of the Enacted Illinois FY2012 Budget
Release: October 1, 2011
This Report provides an analysis of the FY2012 Enacted General Fund budget. Key findings are: Detail on how the tax increases passed in January averted a fiscal disaster in FY2012; over $388 million in cuts to human service programs; and despite the recent tax increases and spending cuts, the FY2012 budget proposes over $1 billion in spending for which there is no revenue, and is subject to an accumulated deficit of over $7 billion after accounting for unpaid bills left over from FY2011.