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Themes in Education Questions

Education issues covered the spectrum of early childhood to graduate school. Most touched on funding for education in some way; whether in context of state funding formulas or tax deductions for college loans.  There were a number of education questions that were specific to Chicago Public Schools, including an elected school board.

Overall, the questions on education were very broad queries into the candidate’s philosophy of public education or inordinately specific to issues for which the Governor has limited executive or legislative power.

How would you ensure that quality public education is available to all  potential students and not losing funding to private schools over which there is no public control.
Please share your thoughts on charter schools, public schools, and standardized testing.
An uneducated, poorly skilled citizenry is not only bad for business, it is also bad for democracy. What is the state’s responsibility for educating its children and how would you propose to help insure that all children in our state receive a good education from engaged teachers in safe, inviting, well-equipped facilities?
How will you ensure public schools will receive adequate funding?
Do you support an elected school board for Chicago? Why or why not?

Education Questions

What is the issue that you would like candidates to address

What is a question on this issue you would like answered (if you have one)?

Funding public education

Doing it without cutting Illinois worker pensions & local property taxes

Education funding

Do you support changing the way school funding is acquired to allocate fair funding in Chicago and rest of state?

Early Intervention and Special Education

Are you aware of the damage that has been done to Illinois' Early Intervention program and Special Education services in Illinois over the past three years? What would you do to address the needs of children with disabilities?

Stopping Trump's agenda what can we do

Education

Education (particularly with CPS and Southern Illinois)

How will we fund CPS and schools in rural areas fairly and equally?

Support of Public Education

Would you support holding Charter Schools to the same standards as the Public Schools. Especially in teacher certification and transparent fiscal accounting?

Their stance on privatizing education through vouchers as proposed by Betsy Devos.

If against, how they will ensure the rights of students' quality public education?

Amount of Commitment to social programs, education, health, social security ?

What will you do to make the state income tax more fair? Do you think the rich should pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes?

Education

How will you ensure that all public schools in IL remain adequately funded?

Support for education k thru higher ed

Do you feel that educational funding is equitable across the state?

Wow! So many. I suppose restitution of funding for education and social services lost under Rauner.

Why were 50 CPS schools closed (to what end?) and why can't city and state government fund the schools better? Get rid of the current top-down decision making model!!

Getting rid of municipal power to tax for education.

What is your position on a state funded model for public schools rather than a property tax driven model?

Funding for the public education system

How will you ensure that all schools in Chicago receive enough funding to ensure that every child has a quality education through high school?

Education

How would candidates recovery money diverted to charters and vouchers

Public Education

What policies would you support regarding charter schools?

HIGHER EDUCATION IN ILLINOIS

HOW DO YOU CONSOLIDATE THE STRUCTURE SO THAT WE DON'T HAVE SO MANY POLITICAL BOARDS WITH DIFFERENT AGENDA THAN THE STUDENTS OF ILLINOIS?

Education funding

Education

What would you do to make schools more equitable throughout the state?

Education: equal funding for schools

Education Funding

Now that the funding formula is more equitable, how do you plan to adequately fund education and how will you stop the spread of voucher programs?

elected school board for chicago

Budget for healthcare, including mental health, transgender protection, women’s reproduction rights, and education

What is your stance on legalizing marijuana?

education

the cost of education is too high, do the have any ideas on reducing cost

Student loan interest deduction, income-based repayment and public service loan forgiveness

What are you doing to preserve and expand programs to help graduates get out from under student loan debt and ensure that the investment they've made in public interest careers will result in the promised loan forgiveness?

Education

Will you put more resources towards disproportionately funded public schools? Evening the education field for all children

Chicago public schools

What would you do at the state level to help Chicago public schools become more effective, especially for disadvantaged students?

Equitable Education for all

How would you ensure that quality public education is available to all potential students and not loosing funding to private schools overwhich there is no public control.

Public Education

What strategies/policies do they have prepared to ensure that education is properly funded and supported in our state, from preK-12 and for college/universities?

Education: charter schools

CPS school funding

Education funding?

Education

Education

Education

Do you support expanding the budget to support free meals for children; a safe environment for learning; early education for pre-schoolers; adequate supplies and other resources for teachers to actually teach; more attention on STEM.

With the budget issue resolved, fund the programs that keep us healthy - social services and education.

No question.

Budget priorities

Illinois has so many pressing needs, e.g., infrastructure, education, Great Lakes recovery, healthcare, gun violence, economic development. How will the candidate prioritize these needs at a time when there will need to be budget cuts?

Budget stability

How would you advocate for a stable budget the fully funds education and important social services for Illinois residents?

Govt tudent loan interest rates

What will you do to lower the interest rates on government student loans that are too high

Public Education

What are your plans to fix public education and our interest rates due to not having a state budget passed?

Elected school board in Chicago

How will you help to get an elected school board in Chicago like the rest of the state?

schools

Public schools all over the state should be top quality schools - no matter where they are located. Can you figure out a consistent way to fund them properly?

Education funding

School funding

How will you address the school funding crisis immediately, before income tax reform can be implemented

Education.

What are your plans to ensure that our children, no matter where they live, have access to good education?

Public education

Do you support universal pre-school and tuition/debt free public university education?

Charter schools

How will you protect our public school system from non-union charter schools syphoning off funds and cherry-picking students?

State budget

What will you specifically do to get funds to schools, infrastructure, community mental health services?

School to prison pipeline

What are some concrete proposals that you have to adress the factors, economic, social and judicial response that create what many call the school to prison pipeline.

Education

Please share your thoughts on charter schools, public schools, and standardized testing.

Education

How can we make our schools great for everyone?

Education

Do you support an elected school board for Chicago? Why or why not?

Education

A funding formula for education that is more equitable for all communities in Illinois

Education

How will you ensure public schools will receive adequate funding?

Education disparities and funding

An uneducated, poorly skilled citizenry is not only bad for business, it is also bad for democracy. What is the state’s responsibility for educating its children and how would you propose to help insure that all children in our state receive a good education from engaged teachers in safe, inviting, well-equipped facilities?

Education Funding

Education

What will you do to encourage students to complete continuing education including trade schools

Property tax is not linked to the ability of people to pay, so people can lose their homes, and the schools are not financed equally, thereby continuing inequality.

Will you work to fund all public schools from statewide progressive income tax and make sure every school has equitable resources statewide?

Schools

Without good schools we are not properly preparing the next generation. If the poor don't get an education, they remain poor. How can you suggest we help this population?

Elected school board

What will you do to move this forward, as the will of the people have made clear they want, and Cullerton has conspired with Rahm to keep from happening?

Student loans

Do you have any plans for forgiveness or policies to help the many of us with student loan debt?