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The Pritzker administration’s first budget proposes phasing out a school choice program for disadvantaged families. Low-income families loved the program. Public teachers’ unions decried it.
Despite that booming demand, there are political efforts afoot to crush the scholarship program.
A bill in the Illinois Senate could axe the state’s first-ever tax credit scholarship program.
The bill would cut off Illinois’ new tax credit scholarship program if the Illinois State Board of Education determined public school funding levels were inadequate.