Today, the Illinois House has a unique opportunity to build a better future for Illinois' children and save tax dollars. The Illinois House is voting on SB 2494, a bill that would provide vouchers for parents with children in failing schools to seek a better education elsewhere. The bill is modeled on successful voucher programs used in other states and is revenue neutral. SB 2494 has already passed the Senate. If you live in Illinois, find and contact your Representative in the House by clicking here.
Barely more than half of African American and Hispanic students, including those in Chicago, graduate high school. If we fail in our duty to provide our children a quality education, they'll lack the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to their communities and compete in the global economy. As a result, we see weaker economic growth and more burdens placed on taxpayers. We cannot continue to waste billions of tax dollars on an education system that does not work.
The time has come to try something different. The time to act is now. Click here to contact your House Representative and tell them to support SB 2494.