Could expanding school choice in Illinois be the solution to funding talks? A prominent education reform advocate wants Illinois to adopt a tax-credit scholarship program as a part of any deal.
With my recent move from Illinois to Michigan, I’ve experienced a significant change in the education environment. Michigan is a “Schools of Choice” state, providing parents options as to what school children may attend:
Schools of Choice programs provide students with additional enrollment opportunities, which range from allowing students to determine which school within the resident district they will enroll, to allowing non-resident students to enroll in a district other than their own.
School choice, vouchers, and charter schools long have been an interest of mine, so it was wonderful to talk with Rick Hess, Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. His new book is “Letters To a Young Education Reformer“. Here’s the audio: