Illinois Compulsory Attendance Age Lowered to 6 Years of Age

Memorial Day seems like a strange time to pass important legislation.  Unless you’re in Illinois.  After much debate and opposition from the minority party, the Illinois House passed Senate Bill 1307 calling for  compulsory attendance age to be reduced to 6 years of age. … Continue reading

Round and Round We Go with our Lawmakers

Our legislators make laws. I did learn that in my public school civics class. But it is astonishing to me how lay people, such as enlightened homeschoolers, know many laws and regulations better than our lawmakers and lawyers and let’s … Continue reading

Mandatory Kindergarten is Not About the Children

Senator Kimberly Lightford wants mandatory kindergarten for our Illinois children.  She has a bill waiting to be voted on by the entire Senate that will lower compulsory attendance age to 5 years of age from 7.  Her website says this: … Continue reading

The Illinois Education Tax Credit Rehash

Not much has changed since I wrote this post about the Illinois Education Tax Credit.  Except Illinois is even more broke(n) and our legislators are looking around for some more revenue (taxes/fees).  When our newly retired Senator Maloney presented a … Continue reading