Education advocates are not a unified for support of Democrats’ school funding bill, SB1, and one Democratic sponsor says he thinks there might be room for negotiation.
Contacted Wednesday, education advocacy organizations were not necessarily carrying the same message. Not surprisingly, Chicago Teachers Union representatives were pushing for Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign SB1, so were statewide advocacy groups like the Illinois Principals Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. But suburban advocates, such as the Legislative Education Network of DuPage County (LEND), were more agnostic.