Economic Disparities In Education

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Economic disparities have exponential effects on the lives of children. For example, in impoverished communities have a higher propensity for violence. Poverty alone can manifest in many ways resulting in low academic achievement, not pursuing a post-secondary education, and early pregnancy. To address this matter lawmakers have begun to shift how children are being taught. New studies have begun to use science as an avenue to better the field of education.

Research has found, that the cognitive functionalities of the brain are ignited by neural receptors that release neurons. The plasticity of the brain determines how long and how much the brain can retain information.

Externalities can intercept or support how the brain thrives
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Disparities in financially distressed school districts result from an inequity in taxable property wealth along with a myriad issues including organizational concerns.

Agenda: Illinois Senate Bill 4560 would amend the Illinois Municipal Code. Providing that municipalities containing financially distressed school districts with a population of 1,000,000 or more people must calculate and distribute their surplus distressed funds. Further, it provides municipalities with a State Comptroller and taxing districts in a tax increment financing (TIF) funding project area must have a calculation of contractual obligations and distressed surplus funds.

Additionally, the school code amendment provides financially distressed school districts boundaries must notify municipalities of their financial status. (Illinois General Assembly, 99th District, State of Illinois 2015 and 2016 HB 4560, ilga.gov)

This senate bill allows additional TIF funding to be allocated to Chicago Public Schools (CPS). TIF is a special funding tool used by the City of Chicago for public and private projects. Examples of projects include, building/repairing roads and infrastructure.
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Attaining bi-partisan support is pertinent to advancing the goals of this campaign.

“ The agenda, as I conceive of it, is the list of subjects or problems to which governmental officials, and people outside of government closely associated with those officials, are paying some serious attention at any given time.” (Kingdon. J, Agendas, Alternatives, and Policies. pp.3) Alternatives: There are several alternatives that may arise if this bill does not. To illustrate, City Council members are proposing to increasing property taxes in addition to imposing a garbage collection fee. Nonetheless, instead of placing the budget on the backs of Chicagoans, supporters of SB 4560 believe certain TIF projects can be scaled back to rise funding.

Opposition
Currently, Springfield is opposition of this bill, due to the covert belief that other counties will design a similar bill. Barbara Flynn Currie is the primary sponsor of HB 4560, currently she is facing major opposition from Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th Ward), along with 36 laden-aldermen who agreed to a $588 million dollar tax increase for police and fire pensions and school construction, also, they are proposing to enact the first ever garbage collection fee of

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