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Anne Stava-Murray on Education

 

 


Decades of disinvestment have hurt Illinois state schools

Q: From 2000 to 2016, the number of Illinois residents who enrolled as college freshmen outside the state increased by 73% (20,507 to 35,445). Why are so many more Illinois residents going to college elsewhere? What should be done to encourage more of them to go to school here?

Stava-Murray: High cost and an uncertainty about the commitment of the state to improving the dire situation many state universities have been put into by decades of disinvestment and highly public impacts by the recent budget impasse hurt IL state schools when college bound students are determining (often with the input of their parents) where to go. Several initiatives to make IL state schools more competitive were just signed into law, including but not limited to scholarships and funding.

Source: Chicago Sun-Times on 2020 Illinois Senatorial race , Oct 22, 2018

Shift cost of education away from property tax

Property taxes in Illinois are absurdly high. To fix property taxes, we need to fix the largest driver of cost within property taxes: public education funding. Anyone who talks about property taxes in isolation misses the larger point of how broken our state's system of education funding has been. The cost burden for public education has been taken on at the local level for far too long.
Source: Chicago Daily Herald on 2020 Illinois Senate race , Oct 22, 2018

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