Governor Pat Quinn is selling his budget plan — with its extension of Illinois' income tax increase — as a way to better fund schools. But that boost doesn't come right away.
During his budget address, Gov. Quinn introduced big plans for education: modernizing classrooms. A "birth to five" early learning intiative. And more money for elementary and high schools.
"Over the next five years, my plan calls for the biggest education investment in state history," he said. "Every child should have an excellent school."
Notice he said "over the next five years."