The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability is hosting a series of panel discussions across the state examining Illinois’ budget cuts to higher education. Overall, state funding for Higher Education in FY2016 was cut by $1.318 billion or 67.9% from FY2015 levels.
In 2016, Illinois closed its first fiscal year ever without a full General Fund budget passed by the legislature and signed into law by the governor. Halfway through FY2017, decision makers have again failed to enact a budget-with no clear resolution in sight.
The Friends of the Park Forest Public LIbrary are pleased to welcome CTBA's Reserach Associate Danielle Stanley to its "Potpourri of Lecture Series." Spend your morning with Danielle to learn more about Structural Racism and its impact on Illinois.
Black and Brown students across the nation are faced with struggling communities, poor outcomes and high unemployment - much of which directly contributes to a failing education system. Policy failures on the national level as well as locally have created a system of education inequality.
Governors State University—SUAA Chapter will host CTBA's Budget Director, Bobby Otter, where he will present on the topic of The Illinois 2017 Budget and What It Means for Higher Education, Human Services, and the Citizens of Illinois.