(CHICAGO) — The president of Illinois’ largest taxpayer group this week urged Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) to actively oppose Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn’s (D) proposed 100 percent Income-Tax Increase Amendment, currently in the state Senate. Read more →
Many programs have been mandated in government schools through a process that caters to special interests and career politicians, improving money-making opportunities for government school teachers but doing nothing for students. Mandates inflate the upper end of the salary structure, driving the cost of running government school systems much higher than that of private schools. Most studies show no correlation at all between education funding level and academic achievement.
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Jim discussed the failings of the Illinois public school system and how the Illinois GOP is falling through a legal noose of their own design: A law aimed at preventing Libertarians from getting on the ballot backfires and may keep George Bush off the ballot in November.
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