Education expert analyzes Invest in Kids’ record-breaking numbers for final year

(The Center Square) – Despite record-breaking enrollment for its final year, Illinois lawmakers have yet to address the expired Invest in Kids school choice scholarship program.

There were rumblings that the General Assembly may take up the program during the spring legislative session, but that has yet to happen.  

According to the American Federation for Children, the program witnessed over 15,000 students in its last academic year, marking a significant increase from prior years.

Despite a loud call to renew the program, lawmakers last spring chose to let the program expire for its seventh school year, a win for teachers unions that claimed that it directed money from public schools. 

“My first reaction to it is it’s just a sad situation in terms of the amount of students that are coming into the program and telling them the next school year they are not going to be able to go to the same
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