Peoria Public Radio Staff
Tue February 4, 2014
Il Senator wants to overhaul school-funding formula
He says districts are so dependent on property taxes, the gap between rich and poor is essentially permanent.
"Even if a district like East St. Louis wanted to raise revenue locally, they would have to raise tax rates so high that it would be impossible. That's how much of a gap we have between the haves and the have nots in the state."
Manar says he'll introduce legislation to overhaul the complicated school-funding formula.