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Fact-Check: Does The Proposed Illinois School Funding Bill Bail Out Chicago’s Teacher Pensions?

August 1, 2017
An official fact-check from the BGA, the exclusive operator of PolitiFact Illinois, here to help you find the truth in politics via the Pulitzer Prize-winning web approach built by the Tampa Bay Times.

Understanding The Most Poorly Funded School System in America: Illinois

March 30, 2017
By design, Illinois places an outsized reliance on revenue from local property taxes to fund schools. That has led to dramatic increases in property taxes across the state while also creating a worst in the nation gap in funding between rich and poor districts.

Critics: CPS Special Ed Policy Is ‘Delay And Deny’

January 23, 2017
Parents, teachers and disability rights advocates say new oversight protocols keep kids from getting services they need, while BGA analysis raises questions about Chicago Public Schools' claims that minority students are over-identified for special ed.
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