Nation Aug 01

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner speaks to the media after a meeting with then-President Barack Obama from seven U.S. states at the White House in Washington, D.C. in 2014. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters
Illinois governor’s veto could jeopardize school funding

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto power Tuesday to strip millions of dollars for Chicago Public Schools from a school funding overhaul, a move that could mean no districts get state money before classes begin.

Philadelphia’s public school system is suffering a severe budget crisis, leaving classrooms packed, faculty understaffed and the district in debt. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters examines what led to the shortage of funds and what lawmakers are doing…

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School Funding

To understand the problems of education in America, it is necessary to look at the way public schools are financed.