ISBE Spars With Unlikely Opponents Over Funding Priorities

Feb 12, 2018

Dr. Tony Smith, State Superintendent of Education speaks with a student. (File Photo)
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For the past year or two, public school funding has been a topic of news stories, yard signs and even campaign ads culminating in Illinois lawmakers approving a historic overhaul of the way the state pays for education. But as it turns out, getting the reform signed into law was only half the battle. The nitty-gritty of actually implementing the changes has sparked a series of legislative skirmishes pitting the State Board of Education against some unexpected opponents. Our Education Desk reporter Dusty Rhodes explains.



Story Source: NPR Illinois