In yesterday’s State of the State of Illinois address, Republican Governor Bruce Rauner publicly criticized funding cuts to education and called for fully funding public education in Illinois.
There’s one problem with that…the guy who cut funding to public education in Illinois is…you guessed it, Bruce Rauner. In fact, a few months ago, Rauner gave away corporate welfare to food producing conglomerate ConAgra Foods while public education was being starved of funding:
As fate would have it, Governor Bruce Rauner revealed his plan to fork over as much as $1.26 million a year in tax credits to ConAgra Foods at roughly the same time parents were packing a Board of Education hearing room to protest the latest CPS cuts in special education.
So our dead-broke state has millions for Fortune 500 corporations but not enough money to educate our poorest, most vulnerable children. It’s something to keep in mind the next time the governor tells you it’s all about the kids.
Not only is Bruce Rauner dropping g’s, he’s dropping the ball when it comes to funding public education here in Illinois.