From MPC's February 2003 Media Tips
How do residents know that their property tax increases will really help
improve local schools? How can districts maintain control if the state
changes the way it pays for education? These were among the questions put
to legislators and community representatives in Chicago Heights on Feb. 10,
2003. The town hall meeting was the first of several initiated by Network
21 to bring together community, business, legislative and education leaders to
discuss the future of education in Illinois.
The meetings will
increase public involvement in Network 21's agenda to reform education funding
and ensure that every child in Illinois receives an adequate education.
Future meetings are being planned for Peoria and Elgin.
Batchu, Network 21 Manager