In Response to SB. 1 (Evidence Based School Funding)

Youth Caucus of America is committed to our nation’s public education system. In accordance to our policies, Youth Caucus of America is proud to announce its support for the Evidence Based School Funding Act, which changes how school funding is allocated. We strongly support SB. 1, sponsored by Senator Andy Manar and Representative William Davis, because the quality of a child’s education should not be determined solely on geographic location. Currently, wealthier districts spend up to $30,000 per student, while the less the poorer districts only spend around $8,000 per student. By implementing SB 1, a bill that allocates funds to schools based off how much each district can afford to pay in property taxes and what needs each district has (low-income, ELL, special needs, etc), the Illinois State Government will be be able to better provide their schools with the funding for the resources needed to supplement education programs. Simply put, SB. 1 will level the educational playing field, and ensure that all public schools and students receive the funding they need to succeed. Youth Caucus of America strongly advocates the implementation of this legislation.

With enthusiasm, Youth Caucus of America proudly supports SB. 1, and thus the appropriate allocation of funding for public schools.

Rekha Iyer, Policy Director


Michael Chen, Research Analyst

Noah Tang, Research Analyst

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