Mo' Money -- Tomorrow Morning

Don't forget there's a morning event tomorrow about school funding and student performance that's being put on by the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and the Community Renewal Society (which publishes Catalyst and the Chicago Reporter). See details below.


NEW ILLINOIS DATA SHOW INCREASED PER-PUPIL EXPENDITURES IMPROVE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Laurie R. Glenn

Telephone: 773.252.8672, ext. 301

Cell: 773.704.7246

E-mail: lrglenn@thinkincstrategy.com

Mike Doyle

Telephone: 312.224.2673

E-mail: mdoyle@thinkincstrategy.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008

NEW ILLINOIS DATA SHOW INCREASED

PER-PUPIL

EXPENDITURES IMPROVE ACADEMIC

PERFORMANCE

More funding leads to

higher ISAT scores—analysis to be released

at state education forum

Thursday, September 18th in Chicago

WHAT: A new analysis proving education funding

is linked to academic achievement on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test

(ISAT) will be released at a forum to examine school funding disparities in

Illinois on Thursday, September 18th in Chicago. The forum, "Money

Matters", is

being convened jointly by the Community Renewal Society (Catalyst Chicago & The Chicago Reporter) and the Center for Tax and Budget

Accountability (CTBA).

The

forum will include the release of new statewide education data and a discussion

panel with state and local officials.

WHY: Although it takes up to twice as much money to educate

students in poverty, most low-income school districts in Illinois receive less

public funding than wealthier districts and experience persistent budgetary

shortfalls. New research to be

released at the forum indicates that adequately funding classroom teaching and

programs directly helps improve academic achievement for all students.

WHO: Participants

Include:

· State

Senator James Meeks (I-Chicago)

· State

Senator Kimberly Lightford (D-Westchester)

· State

Representative Roger Eddy (R-Hutsonville)

· State

Representative David E. Miller (D-Dolton)

· Chicago

Commercial Club Civic Committee's Vice-President Dea Myer

· Chicago

Urban League Vice President of Policy, David Thigpen

· Former

State Senator Dawn Clark Netcsh

· Catalyst

Chicago’sJohn

Myers

· The

Chicago Reporter’s Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

· Center

for Tax and Budget Accountability Executive Director Ralph Martire

WHEN: 8:30

a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 18th, 2008

(Registration

and complimentary continental breakfast begin at 8:00a.m.)

WHERE: The

Union League Club of Chicago

65

W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL

Space

is limited. To RSVP, please visit www.communityrenewalsociety.org.

Community Renewal Society empowers people to build just communities

by working to eradicate racism and poverty. It does so by informing,

organizing, training, and encouraging individuals and communities in sustained

and strategic efforts to engender systemic change and bring forth a vision of a

just community where race and class no longer limit each person’s full

participation in all aspects of society. For more information, please call 312.427.4830

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