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Higher Education Hurt By Illinois Fiscal Crisis

Without Budget Reform Colleges and Universities Will Continue To Suffer By Stanley Ikenberry The people of Illinois and our state government are in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. Illinois is unable to pay its bills. We are heavily in debt and face the prospect of borrowing even more. And yet the state budget approved on... Read more »

Chicago's charter schools start to feel the squeeze

By Elizabeth Purvis The Illinois fiscal crisis is crowding out important services including public education. With Governor Quinn’s proposed cuts of $1.3 billion to education, school districts across the state are having to make cuts due to lack of funding. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has a $600 million deficit, with proposed 11%-12% funding cuts to... Read more »