Thank you for putting kids first

Posted on September 22, 2017

Five years ago, Advance Illinois set out to fix our state’s broken school funding formula, the most inequitable in the country. Thank you to the partners who fought alongside us to put kids first. On Aug. 31, 2017, we finally celebrated success: The new school funding formula signed into law will drive resources to the students who need it most.

As members of the Fix the Formula Illinois campaign and the Funding Illinois’ Future coalition, we are grateful for the superintendents, teachers, parents, civil rights leaders and other advocates who worked for years to build a grassroots campaign that led to this moment. Thank you for your partnership and tenacity.

We also thank the many elected officials and staff who helped to fix the formula. Because of you, Illinois now has a new school funding formula that invests in children across the state, regardless of where they live.

For the kids,
The Board of Directors of Advance Illinois