CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois public schools were supposed to receive their first state aid payment of the year on Thursday, but that’s not happening.
Protesters took their complaints to the Thompson Center on Wednesday afternoon. WBBM’s Michele Fiore reports.READ MORE: Bears Reportedly Hiring Colts Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberflus As New Head Coach
Current and retired teachers joined parents and students. Mother of two CPS students, Jennifer Jones, calls the Governor’s changes to Senate Bill 1 harmful.
“The Governor is doing his best to pit Chicago against the rest of the state and has managed to get tax credit scholarships into the negotiations,” Jones said.READ MORE: Chicago Matching Federal Money For Lakefront Erosion Survey
Parents like Cassie Creswell take issue with the idea the state could devote $100-million to a voucher program.
“Unconscionable and shocking. How could taking money away from the public schools be a solution to inadequate funding?” Creswell asked.MORE NEWS: Prosecutors Offering Plea Deal To Accused Serial Scammer Candace Clark
Lawmakers return to Springfield next week. Protesters hope they’ll override the Governor’s veto.