SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, issued the following statement after Governor Rauner vetoed an education funding reform plan that would have implemented a data driven school funding formula based on student need:

“Students in my district, like so many across the state of Illinois, have long suffered the consequences of a broken system that discriminates against poorer communities. And today, with the stroke of a pen, Governor Rauner said no to expanding opportunity to all children. Our education funding reform plan, would have closed the funding gaps between school districts, and provided all students with a foundation for a strong future. Our children deserve better, and Governor Rauner failed them. So I will continue working and doing whatever it takes to ensure that all children have access to a quality education, regardless of where they live.”

State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez is a member of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus and represents the 24th District, which includes Cicero, Little Village, Berwyn, Brookfield, Riverside, and Stickney.

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