Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, headquartered in Chicago, looks at the shortcomings of Illinois's former school funding model and how a new Evidence Based Funding Model was first presented in 2011. It was gradually accepted by lawmakers, educators, and think tank groups over a six year period and adopted in 2017. Martire discussed the inequities in school funding that were found in the previous funding formula, which led Illinois to be the worst of the fifty states in school funding equity.
Judging the Progress of the Evidence-Based Funding Model
Interview Session (Audio)