Illinois lawmakers have created a program to use tax-credits to send thousands of kids to private schools. But the program has testing and anti-discrimination requirements that make it unique from other states'.
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September 01, 2017
August 30, 2017
The state will join nearly 30 others that offer private school choice to families, a favorite policy initiative of the Trump administration.
August 15, 2017
Pollsters hypothesize that the causes may include changing dynamics within the Democratic Party, as well as high-profile debates over charter school expansion.
August 08, 2017
A group that aims to halt a the expansion says it has collected enough signatures for a petition to stop the new law from taking effect.
July 19, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is scheduled to speak to state lawmakers and industry leaders at the American Legislative Exchange Council's annual meeting on Thursday. What will be her central message?
July 14, 2017
Private school choice supporters continue to hit a wall of opposition made up by not only by Democrats, but also members of their own party. In particular, Republicans from rural areas.
July 13, 2017
School vouchers were used during the Jim Crow era to perpetuate segregation post Brown v. Board of Education, says a new report from the Center for American Progress.
June 30, 2017
Law professor Steven Green says that although the Supreme Court didn't blow the lid off of state constitutional bans on church aid, it did open the door a bit.
June 27, 2017
For school voucher supporters hoping the Supreme Court's decision in the Trinity Lutheran case would dismantle major barriers to expanding voucher programs, Monday's ruling didn't offer much clarity.
June 05, 2017
State Democrats have successfully blocked a Republican-led effort to find a new funding source for the state's education savings account program, which would have offered all public school students in the state money for private school tuition.