Expected opposition to school vouchers

Gee, who would have guessed it? As state Sen. James Meeks (D-Chicago) attempts to move his school choice legislation through the General Assembly, the usual suspects show up with their lame excuses for giving parents and students a healthy choice.
The linked Illinois Statehouse News story lays out the opposition, but I think this needs clarification: 

Teachers unions and parents are opposing the proposed legislation, saying that taking the students out of public schools will hurt the school system. When Meeks outlined his legislation last week to a Senate committee, the opposition was ready to speak up.

Maybe the "parents" who showed up at the hearing were opposed, but polls show that lots of parents, especially those who have access to the education provided to their children by vouchers, are highly in favor. 


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  • Hey Dennis,

    "parents are opposing the proposed legislation"

    That must explain why around 50% of public school teachers in Chicago send their own children to private school.


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