Watching Some Bills – Ed Reform in Illinois

Several of us involved with the Illinois Homeschool PAC have been noting some legislation making its way through the Capitol.  As the custom goes in Illinois, the backroom deals are where you want the glass against the wall listening in. … Continue reading

Homeschool Registration Proponents Hit Slump

By the time this hearing was over, Senator Maloney appeared exhausted and defeated.  We shall see.  Because it ain't over till it's over. Illinois home school registration bill draws crowd State Journal-Register Families from all over Illinois mobbed the Capitol … Continue reading

State Illinois Senator Wants to Register Private Schools

Chicago's 18th District Senator Edward Maloney has introduced SB 136, a bill to register all private and non-public students annually.  This proposal changes the Illinois compulsory attendance exemption to this below.  The changes are noted with **: Sec. 26-1. Compulsory … Continue reading

Tying It All Together – The Illinois Education Tax Credit

The NY Times, the Daily Beast and others have been paying a bit of attention to homeschoolers and the people deemed as homeschool advocates. I’ll try to tie in my thoughts from the synopsis in my last post Refusing the … Continue reading