Secretary Arne Duncan and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn paid a visit to the Andrew Jackson Language Academy in Chicago to talk about how the Recovery Act is going to help students and schools in Illinois.
“The $100 billion the federal government has decided to invest in education presents us with a historic opportunity to avoid catastrophic cuts in teaching positions and learning programs” said Duncan. “We also have a chance to move beyond the status quo and invest in innovative programs that work. I look forward to seeing Illinois become a national leader in using stimulus funds to save jobs and push for education reform.”
Illinois is expected to receive $3 billion in education funding from the Recovery Act, including $1 billion to support operations and innovative programs at schools such as the Andrew Jackson Language Academy.