Josh Cauhorn reviews research he conducted while at Loyola University on Illinois' public school funding. This research included a review of the 1970 Illinois State Constitution and the constitution's Article X on Education. He also studied the 1973 School Reform Act, which led to what he describes as a golden age of state funding at 48%. Cauhorn's research also examined the decline in state funding since that time, as well as the various lawsuits that followed. Finally, he discussed the Education Funding Advisory Council's 2014 recommendations that later led in 2017 to a new Illinois School Funding evidence-based model.