Inequality

Released July 13, 2016

To address both its inadequate and inequitable approach to school funding, Illinois should move to a funding system based on the Evidenced Based Model. Designed to identify the level of funding needed to deliver an adequate education to every student in a state and sensitive to each child’s needs, the Evidenced Based Model ensures that the distribution of education funding is equitable, and accounts for the cost of overcoming “at risk” factors.

The Evidenced Based Model determines per-pupil expenditures by identifying how much research-based “best practices” cost, given a state’s overall and regional labor market and other cost factors. Finally, the Evidenced Based Model identifies and costs-out those educational practices which the research shows to boost student achievement.

Released February 13, 2013

Independently Authored Materials by Equity and  Excellence Commission Members

Released October 10, 2006

This Fact Sheet provides information on how public education is funded in Illinois.

Released October 20, 2006

A presentation on the Illinois economy, and how it relates to education funding.

Released January 31, 2006

Information on education funding litigation in Illinois.

Released August 19, 2008

This Report explains Illinois' basic school funding formula, and the consequences that formula has had for school districts across the state in areas of significant concern, including student achievement and teacher quality.

Released February 2, 2013

For Each and Every Child is the federal Equity and Excellence Commission's report to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Released November 1, 2005

CTBA working in partnership with Northern Illinois University produced the 2005 State of Working Illinois. The Report is one of the most detailed state analyses ever conducted on the Illinois economy

CTBA working in partnership with Northern Illinois University produced the 2007 State of Working Illinois.  The Report is one of the most detailed state analyses ever conducted on the Illinois economy.

Released January 1, 2008

CTBA working in partnership with Northern Illinois University produced the 2008 State of Working Illinois. The Report is one of the most detailed state analyses ever conducted on the Illinois economy. The report tracks the effects of national and global economic trends, such as rising inequality,

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