As students go back to school, what kind of education will they recieve? Some experts say the answer depends on funding.
Illinois is ranked 48th in the nation for school funding, which means that districts have to rely heavily on money from property taxes.
Many Chicago Public Schools are at a disadvantage because 86 percent of students come from low income families.
The issue led to a protest two years ago by state senator james meeks. He and thousands of CPS students boycotted the first day of school and instead held a rally outside New Trier High School. The rally prompted a New Trier parent to look into the issue and ultimately make a documentary about inequality in school funding called "The Education They Deserve."
FOX Chicago News interviewed United We Learn board member Lali Watt, Kenwood Academy graduate James Alford, and Kenwood counselor Dr. Shelby Wyatt.