Wednesday, June 12, 2013

School Funding with Rep. Elaine Nekritz

Dr. Taines listens to Amber from KPHS
Today, we met with State Representative Elaine Nekritz (D) of the 57th District in her office in Glenview. Rep. Nekritz was kind enough to give us over an hour of her time, and she was impressed by the level of commitment our students exhibited in a Q & A session. Both Kelvyn Park and New Trier students attended. Some of what we discussed included:
  1. Education inequities 
  2. Illinois state budget problems
  3. Income tax reform
  4. Property tax reform
  5. An education task force (forming in the General Assembly)
We appreciate the advice that was offered by Rep. Nekritz, and also how the students emphasized the American promise of democracy in all spheres of life.

Misba (NTHS) asks some tough questions while Hannah, Hannah, and Rep. Nekritz listen
Mr. Kucharski asks his own questions

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