"Lawmakers Seek to Dismantle School-Choice Scholarship Program for Low-Income Students" from Illinois Policy
It’s evident that too many Illinois students aren’t receiving the education they deserve.
Illinois students’ level of college-readiness trails the national average, despite the fact that per-student education spending in Illinois exceeds many of its higher-performing neighbors and peer states.
But Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson recently offered a hopeful insight. Referring to Chicago’s selective test-in high schools, Jackson said, “We want to see more students going to higher-tier schools, we want to see more diversity in our schools and we want parents and families to be more satisfied with their choices.”