"Deep-Blue Illinois Leads the Way on School Choice" from RealClearEducation
Imagine if we had listened to the critics and the naysayers.
Six months ago, few believed meaningful education policy reform in deep-blue Illinois was possible. Springfield was fresh off a bruising political battle over the budget and, amid the dog days of summer, the appetite for another fight was waning. Fortunately, a small group of advocates backed by tens of thousands of parents worked tirelessly to secure a bipartisan solution that expanded high-quality education options for low-income and working-class families of Illinois in the form of tax-credit scholarships.