Suburban, downstate families shouldn't pay for Chicago's mess

"No matter how this session unfolds, send that education bill to my desk -- CLEAN -- NO GAMES -- and I'll sign it immediately," -- Governor Bruce Rauner, February 17, 2016

"Before we appropriate money for education for next year, (which) starts July 1, we have to fix this formula," -- Senate President John Cullerton, January 25, 2016

Since taking office, I've made educating all children in Illinois my top priority. Since February, I've called on the General Assembly to pass a clean education funding bill to ensure our schools open on time this fall with full funding for the first time in seven years.

Read Governor Rauner's letter to the editor in the Daily Herald.