By Vicki Alger | Thursday August 31, 2017 at 11:37 AM PST | Comments Off on Illinois Passes Its First, Country’s 18th, Tax-Credit Scholarship Program
This week the Illinois legislature passed legislation creating the country’s 18th tax-credit scholarship program, and the bill is on its way to Gov. Bruce Rauner, who’s said he’ll sign it. UPDATE: Gov. Rauner signed the bill (see here). Officially called the Invest in Kids Act, Illinois’ flagship tax-credit scholarship program was passed as part...
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Tags: Chicago Teachers Union, Education, Politics, school choice, tax credit scholarship, Taxation
By Vicki Alger | Monday September 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM PST | 9 Comments
Most Americans are celebrating Labor Day with barbecues, picnics, and parades—but not the Chicago Teachers Union. They’re busy planning the city’s first teachers’ strike in 25 years, which incidentally coincides with the September 10 start of most Chicago Public Schools. Observers had hoped a strike could be averted when Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and...
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Tags: Budget and Tax Policy, Chicago Teachers Union, Economics, Education, Employment, fiscal crisis, Free Market, government pensions, Karen Lewis, Labor, Labor Day, Public schools, Rahm Emanuel, Unemployment