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

Illinois Homeschoolers Don’t Need IDs from the Schools

Illinois' Boone County Board is contemplating a truancy ordinance [Ordinance pdf is linked on the right sidebar].  They like to call it a truancy ordinance, but it's more accurate to call it a daytime curfew.   Last fall, Boone/Winnebago County Regional … Continue reading

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

Dragging Illinois Private Schools into Education Reform

In Illinois, we will not assume the definition of “reform” is a positive. It’s about the money and in the case of education, it’s not about the learning results. There’s been some background noise over the last few months that … Continue reading