FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2017
CONTACT: Cody Rogers (312) 884-1389, press@noblenetwork.org
Noble Joins Fix the Formula Coalition, Calls On State Legislators to Pass HB2808 and Fix Broken Education Funding in Illinois
 
CHICAGO, IL – Today the Noble Network of Charter Schools joins hundreds of other Illinois community organizations, school districts and superintendents by joining the Fix the Formula coalition and calling on legislators to rally behind HB 2808. The bipartisan bill would fix the broken Illinois funding formula while making sure no district loses money. 

 “We’re pleased to see bipartisan momentum behind a fair funding solution,” said Matt McCabe, Director of Government Affairs for Noble. “The existing funding formula has been broken for too long and shortchanges students in our district and leaves them behind wealthier peers. Now is the time for action.”

For months Noble parents, alumni and community supporters have been calling and emailing legislators and traveling to Springfield to call for equitable funding for all public schools – including high performing public charter schools like Noble. Joining the Fix the Formula coalition represents an additional step forward in that effort. 

Noble joins the Chicago Urban League, Advance Illinois, the Latino Policy forum, Metropolitan Family Services, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and hundreds of other community organizations, school districts and superintendents in the call for fair funding. A full list of coalition members is available here: http://fundingilfuture.org/supporters/ 
 
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