State Senator Mattie Hunter (D- Chicago) took issue with the Rauner administration’s reaction to a court ruling on Chicago Public Schools’ lawsuit against the state regarding education funding. On Friday, Rauner Education Secretary Beth Purvis called the fair funding lawsuit a “distraction.”
“Our children are not a distraction,” said Hunter. “I resent the implication that low income children in my district are a distraction. The children of Chicago are facing the real possibility of having their academic progress disrupted.”

“Governor Rauner continues to play political games and refuses to acknowledge the seriousness of the situation. Time after time, he has turned his back on Chicago’s students.

“It is absolutely unfair and unacceptable for children in some parts of our state to receive better education than others and for the governor and the state to sit by and do nothing.”

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