SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, gave a personal tour of the Capitol, including the House Floor, with students from Molly Reeder-Foust’s art class from Eisenhower High School in Decatur, IL. The students currently have their art projects on public display on the 1st floor of the Capitol.
“We’ve been able to work out having the students’ art displayed here in Springfield over the holidays,” Scherer said. “But what I’m most thrilled about is getting the chance to meet these talented students.”
The students were able to learn firsthand about their state government the function a state representative, such as Scherer, has in advocating for their interests in Springfield. One topic that Scherer, the students, and their teacher discussed was the need for education funding, especially focusing on arts and humanities programs.
“As a teacher, I know funding for these students in important, and now the Governor is vetoing funding for them for the 3rd time in under year,” Scherer said. “I made sure to tell them that they do matter. Whatever people tell them or whatever message they hear, they need to dream big. Most importantly people like their teachers, Principal Amy Zahm-Duncheon, and I have their backs.