"The union leadership has unfortunately chosen the status quo. Governor Quinn's answer to the crisis in Illinois is to keep spending, borrow money and raise taxes. Pat Quinn will fight for massive tax hikes, while I strongly oppose them. I am advocating a strong jobs climate that generates lasting job opportunities and revenues.
Pouring more and more of our tax dollars into the bureaucracy with no plan and no accountability is not the solution for improving education. But under four more years of Pat Quinn, that is exactly what will happen. I am standing with teachers to redirect our tax dollars away from the bureaucrats into where we need them most -- our classrooms. The choice is clear, and I welcome this debate in the months ahead."