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The Citizens for Education will be having a launch event in the Taylorville High School cafeteria on Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m., and one downstate lawmaker will be in attendance to give a presentation. State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) of the 48th District, told Regional Radio News, the meeting is important as there are organizations forming across the state that demanding action to fix the inequitable school funding formula.

Manar has been traveling across the state, giving presentations about the school funding formula. He recently went to the northern part of Chicago and noted school districts in that area have had sizeable reductions.

Manar further stated he commends those that have formed Citizens for Education, and being part of the statewide coalition of Funding Illinois Future.

 
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