School funding measure a Chicago schools' bailout, Bernas says

by Vote Jillian | May 8, 2018, 11:38am

Jillian Bernas, the Schaumburg Republican vying for the seat held by Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg), said the only good thing coming out of bailing out the Chicago public school system in the newly proposed school funding is scholarships for the less fortunate.

Bernas, who garnered 44.7 percent of the vote in her 2016 race against Mussman, discussed SB1, an evidence-based funding formula that assists the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) more than other districts, with the North Cook News, saying Mussman voted for the formula and Bernas' March GOP primary opponent, Char Kegarise, admitted she would have voted for it.

“We are told by the Illinois State Board of Education chief that another income tax increase is required to fund this bill,” Bernas said. “That is another $1,500 per household in addition to the 32 percent increase on income taxes passed last year.”

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