Political Challenges to Reforming the School Funding Formula

From Chicago, and the Illinois Assn of School Boards Conference:  A panel of lawmakers discuss the on-going efforts to reform the Illinois school funding formula, and what the political challenges are to altering the current method of distributing Illinois tax dollars to K-12 schools.

Sen Andy Manar (D), Sen Dan McConchie (R), and Rep Will Davis (D), discuss why the current formula puts rural schools, and those in districts in areas with low property taxes, at a disadvantage to school districts in areas of dense population, and higher property values.