(CBS) — Governor Bruce Rauner is baffled that the Illinois State Board of Education says Chicago Public School finances don’t warrant a school takeover, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

A staff report for the ISBE says CPS may be in potential difficulty, but not so bad that it qualifies for the state takeover that Governor Rauner has been threatening. He is shaking his head.

“To say that I was a bit surprised by that decision would be an understatement,” he said. “On one hand, we’ve got Forrest Claypool and Mayor Rahm Emanuel screaming fire, disaster, mass layoffs, huge financial crisis and on another hand we’ve got a state agency, a state bureaucracy, saying things aren’t so bad.”

The governor says he wants to get to the bottom of that.

Rauner appeared at Lyons Township High School in LaGrange to make the case for his efforts to secure more education funding even before lawmakers reform the way the money is distributed.