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2017 Fiscal Symposium

The Politics of Revenue: The Future of Education in Illinois

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability honored Terry Mazany, President and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, for the work he has done over the years to advance the cause of public education and his commitment to ensuring every child receives a quality education.  

The passage of the recent evidence-based education funding bill for K-12 school funding ensures every district in the state receives the support it needs to educate the children it serves. It represents a victory for children, their parents, and communities all around the state.  Education funding reform remains essential as the state moves forward with implementation. CTBA’s distinguished panel covered topics that included the Illinois budget, education, pensions, and more.

Ralph Martire and the Legislative Panel:

  • Honorable William “Will” Davis (D-30), Appropriations Chair, Elementary & Secondary Education
  • Dr. Michael A. Jacoby, Executive Director Illinois Association of School Business Officials
  • Honorable Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4), Assistant Majority Leader
  • Honorable Robert W. Pritchard (R-70), Republican Spokesperson, Approp-Elementary & Secondary Education
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