Res Publica - Journal of Undergraduate Research


To say the least, the education system of Illinois is in shambles and faces a crisis that must be recognized immediately by our state government. Numerous districts do not have adequate funds to effectively run their schools, let alone operate them. Districts are facing bankruptcies and massive deficits. The month of March was truly "March Madness" since hundreds of teachers have been given notices of their layoffs. Governor Blagojevich must focus on this issue since it is one of the most controversial and important issues facing the state of Illinois at this moment.