CHICAGO – State Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, highlighted efforts to ensure full-funding of bilingual education at the Illinois’ Latino Caucus’ Town Hall Meeting.

“It’s important for Illinoisans to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in our state because if it wasn’t for legislators from both sides of the aisle coming together to override Gov. Rauner’s ill-advised veto, this program would have remained inadequately funded,” Crespo said. “With this new funding in place, students will be able to receive the resources they need to prepare them to compete in our modern economy.”

After years of being inadequately funded, Crespo led the effort to ensure bilingual education would be fully funded this school year. Despite Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of the bi-partisan budget that funded this vital program, Crespo and his fellow caucus members are fighting to make sure that every student has access to the tools they need to succeed.

Crespo was recognized on Tuesday, December 5, at the 41st Annual Statewide Bilingual Conference for his leadership and contributions to help transform public education in Illinois.

“For the past fifteen years, it has been a privilege and an honor to help coordinate these events which benefit the Latino community of Illinois,” Dr. Ronald Perlman, president of The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning at Northeastern Illinois University said.


State Rep. Fred Crespo (center) discusses education funding with Jason Helfer (right), Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning for the Illinois State Board of Education.

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