Boer, Ben

​Benjamin Boer discusses his work on the inequities of Illinois Public School Funding as Deputy of Research for Advance Illinois, a non-profit organization focusing on Illinois public education questions. He discussed Illinois Public School funding from 2008-2018, examining state budgeting for public schools, and the negative impact of pro-ratio funding on poorer school districts. Ben reviewed the various legislative school funding bills from 2014-17, Governor Rauner’s Legislative Funding Commission, Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 1947, which led to the adoption of a new evidence based school funding formula.