Tag: K12

Kelly responds to Illinois Policy Institute's John Tillman on school choice

Chicago, Illinois, June 24, 2013 – I read with some interest “The Fight for Educational Choice Lives On” by Illinois Policy Institute’s John Tillman on the Illinois Review. I, too, share the dream that is true educational choice. My parents were both teachers; in fact, my father, William F. Kelly, who passed away in 2006,... Read more »

Legislators should support one-year moratorium on Illinois virtual charter schools

The Illinois Senate will soon be voting on HB 494, which, if it passes, would place a one-year moratorium on online charter schools to study their impact. Some parents may have been informed that the bill is nothing but an attack on “21st century learning.” Nothing could be further from the truth. On a personal... Read more »

Illinois Policy Institute's $16 Million Virtual Charter School Tax Grab

Illinois Policy Institute's $16 Million Virtual Charter School Tax Grab
Chicago, Illinois, April 29, 2013 – You may have heard about the plan to establish an Illinois “virtual” charter school for 18 suburban school districts and the new bill that could impose a one-year moratorium on digital schools. If you are on the Illinois Policy Institute’s mailing list, you may have also gotten emails from... Read more »