From the CTU: "A compromise has been reached on the issues with the governor's funding bill...In 2007, Illinois elected leaders have an opportunity to significantly change major state policies regarding education funding and pension security. I urge you to support Governor Blagojevich's plan that would provide desperately needed funding for our schools and security for our public pension systems.
The governor's plan charts a course for long-term investment in public education - Pre-K to 16 - that significantly boosts spending in critical areas.
New revenue would mean smaller class sizes, updated textbooks and equipment, the ability to attract and retain top faculty, and much more.
Our students can't afford to wait any longer. This must be the year that you, your colleagues in the General Assembly and the governor work together to enact legislation that provides long-term funding for education and pension funding stability.
Please don't adjourn this session without addressing these important issues."
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