FUNDING IN ILLINOIS
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The Higher Education
council is a 10-member group elected statewide. Its charge is to advocate for and advise the IEA on all things higher education.
In light of the funding crisis in Illinois due to the governor not passing a budget, most of the state universities and colleges were on the brink of disaster. We worked with the Fund our Future coalition on the MAP grant postcards and participated in other actions. But as the crisis lingered and schools were about to shut down, we determined that we needed to somehow harness the power of the IEA’s 130,000 members to help pressure legislators to fully fund higher education. And to show that it is in our interest to change this.
We have three parts: why higher education is good, what the effects not funding has on the state economy, and what you can do to get involved.