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Illinois shorts higher ed by nearly $530M compared to 15 years ago

Illinois shorts higher ed by nearly $530M compared to 15 years ago

Illinois’ institutions of higher education will get nearly $530 million less from lawmakers to run this year than they did in fiscal year 2009, adjusted for inflation. Coupled with rapidly rising pensions, students and their families can expect ever-higher tuition costs.

By Patrick Andriesen

The Policy Shop: Chicago’s poverty paradox

The Policy Shop: Chicago’s poverty paradox

This edition of The Policy Shop is by Head of Policy Joshua Bandoch. When President Lyndon B. Johnson told the U.S. Congress in 1964 he was declaring the War on Poverty, he did not set out a vision for an America in which over $12 trillion in taxes would be spent over more than 60 years to...

Vallas: Ousting Chicago police from schools could boost violence

Vallas: Ousting Chicago police from schools could boost violence

The Chicago Board of Education is limiting students’ education options and now is putting their safety at greater risk. Bowing to the Chicago Teachers Union’s ‘defund the police’ ideology can expose students to more violence.

By Paul Vallas