Bruce Rauner Releases Sham School Funding Ad

Chicago, IL – Today, Bruce Rauner released a TV ad highlighting Illinois' new school funding formula – the same funding formula he worked against and ultimately amendatory vetoed in Springfield. After creating a crisis and facing immense pressure from schools across the state, Rauner signed a face-saving compromise bill with a back-door voucher program.

“Bruce Rauner pitted Illinois communities against each other, manufactured a school funding crisis, and then forced others to clean up his mess. It’s shameful that this failed governor would now try to take credit for a school funding formula he opposed,” said Pritzker spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “Rauner needs to stop peddling sham narratives while using our students as pawns in his political games.”

Michael Berger