1st Student's Major


1st Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Students' Professional Biography

Sally Anne Stenzel is a student in Political Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Mentor's Name

Kevin Parsneau

Mentor's Email Address


Mentor's Department


Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences


The study compares Illinois’ and Minnesota’s education fiscal policies. Illinois funds it’s education system mainly from the local level, whereas Minnesota funds it’s mainly from the state level. Thus, in Illinois, if there are discrepancies between household incomes in wealthier and poorer areas, the schools in wealthier areas would receive more money than those in poorer areas. Test scores are then compared. Illinois typically has lower scores than Minnesota. The conclusion is that Illinois’ policies are hindering their students’ learning, compared to Minnesota students, with some mixed results.

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