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Fri April 11, 2014
Quinn, Rauner Make First Joint Appearance
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner have attacked one another for their record and positions on education. Quinn and Rauner met for the first time Friday in the 2014 campaign for
Illinois governor. They discussing education policy before members of the
Illinois Education Association in Chicago.
Quinn is a Chicago Democrat seeking his second full term as governor. He says
Rauner is ``the biggest threat to public education in the state of Illinois.''
Rauner supports non-union charter schools, vouchers and moving public employees
from pensions to 401K-style retirement funds.
The Winnetka businessman says Quinn has broken his promises to teachers,
students and taxpayers.
Rauner says Quinn cut education funding and approved a pension overhaul that
cut benefits for teachers and retirees.