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20% for 20%

posted May 2, 2016, 2:01 PM by Mr Sidarous
Chicagoans contribute 20 percent of the state income tax, and CPS students make up 20 percent of the state’s enrollment—but CPS students only receive 15 percent of the state’s funding.

The missing 5% is almost $500 million this year alone— enough to save teachers and class sizes.

For every $1 students across Illinois get, CPS students only get $0.74.

We all work hard to prepare our children for their future— but that future is threatened by Governor Rauner’s education plan, which includes more cuts to CPS.

Because of the state’s discriminatory funding system, CPS will have to keep cutting its budget. That means fewer teachers and resources for your child. Discriminating against Chicago’s children and teachers is wrong. Make sure your representatives know that you won’t stand for more cuts to our classrooms.

Our students need your voice: take action now. 
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