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A prominent Chicago Democrat is backing Bruce Rauner for governor.  Former state senator James Meeks says he likes Rauner's plan for education because what the state has now isn't working for all students.  He says it only makes sense to try something new.  Rauner unveiled the plan today, which favors charters schools.  He'd like to see the state provide more funding for the schools and lift the cap on the number of charter schools a city can have.  Rauner also wants to revamp the state's current funding formula for schools.  He says some school districts lose out under the current formula because they receive less money from the state.  Rauner's plan supports giving merit pay to "great teachers" and giving them a tax credit when they spend money out of their own pockets to help kids in need.  

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