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Holan flunks Manar’s education budget proposal


By Carol Ostrow | May 6, 2016

Chicago public schools

Believing a proposed school funding change to unfairly burden taxpayers, Republican candidate Heidi Holan (District 46) recently decried State Rep. Andy Manar’s plan to alter Illinois’ strategy for funding Chicago Public Schools in a statement.

Asking rhetorically what the goal of school funding should be, Holan, who is running for the Illinois House of Representatives, criticized Manar (D-Bunker Hill) for suggesting that suburban dollars continue to be funneled into what she termed a “deteriorating” system without holding the administrations accountable for improvements.

“Allowing children to be trapped in a failing school because of their address or family income level, and forcing taxpayers to continue to fund these inferior schools is wrong,” Holan said. “I believe the goal in Springfield should be to make available to every child a quality K-12 education at a fair price to the taxpayer, anything less deserves a failing grade.”

Holan currently serves as the Illinois State Coordinator for ParentalRights.org. With a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Elmhurst College, she has resided in Glen Ellyn for 32 years, runs a family-owned business with her husband, and home-schools their two sons.

Known for challenging the incumbent Democrat in 2014, Holan’s platform represents equity for taxpayers and businesses so that all Illinois families, individuals and enterprises can thrive.

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