is in session and in the classroom they learn the math, but some are wondering
whether the people in charge of
The Illinois State Board of Education says it wants a nearly $900 million dollar funding increase for fiscal year 2014.
Illinois State Senator Dave Syerson explains "What the state board ought to be doing is saying how we can do more with less. How can we help come up with some ideas or reduce mandates, something that's going to help local school districts realistically work with less money?"
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explains "they know
State school board members say the increase is based on state law, which mandates funding to schools of more than $6,100 dollars per pupil. It's something that hasn't happened in recent years because of budget cuts.
The 2014 budget for the ISBE will be voted on by the end of May.