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Study: Illinois' increased education dollars going to pension benefits and administration

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Friday, October 8, 2021  |  Article  |  Kevin Bessler

Education Funding (36a)

– Long-term education debt spending has been increasing in almost every state, and Illinois is near the top of the list.

 

The Reason Foundation released a K-12 Education Spending Spotlight showing a nationwide increase in per-pupil spending, among other findings.

 

According to the study, since 2002, Illinois has increased benefit spending by 174.7%. Only two states, Hawaii and Pennsylvania, had larger increases.

– Long-term education debt spending has been increasing in almost every state, and Illinois is near the top of the list.

 

The Reason Foundation released a K-12 Education Spending Spotlight showing a nationwide increase in per-pupil spending, among other findings.

 

According to the study, since 2002, Illinois has increased benefit spending by 174.7%. Only two states, Hawaii and Pennsylvania, had larger increases.