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Thomas Geoghegan - Public School Funding

Thomas Geoghegan discusses his involvement in an on-going Illinois school funding lawsuit, initiated in 2017, where twenty-seven Illinois school districts charged that the state of Illinois had not provided their districts with adequate funding. That claim was based on the State Board of Education's own criteria and formula for maintaining a high level of academic achievement. This lawsuit asserts that the result of this funding shortfall is a climate where students and schools are rated as deficient even though the funding for that school is below the adequacy mark.

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