How many staffers at the state level in teh IL dept. of education. In ohio, we have 20 pages of wages, benefits, etc.. why can't there be just a person for 3 grades with a computer... reads research every year updates it and filters it out to the counties for the locals to pickup and handle... there's more blasted staff at the top than there are counties.. and the federal dept. of edcuation.. how much does it take in, then give back.. it's all a slush fund and a total waste. really. You teachers upset should opt for this solution. then you'd have all the money you wanted and properly paid and your landowners would be happy too!!!!!