Tax Credit Scholarships: Illinois' Hidden Voucher Program?

$75M in public funds will be diverted to private schools as part of the new tax credit scholarship program which is part of the new IL school funding law passed in August 2017. How does this program work? Who is Empower Illinois? Who wins with this program? And who loses? Join us for a discussion with:

Dr. Christopher Lubienski, Professor, Indiana University, researcher on school choice, charter schools, and voucher programs

AND

Bobby Otter, Budget director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

AND

Jenni Hofschulte, President of Parents for Public Schools-Milwaukee

Unfortunately, Linda Lutton had to cancel for the forum and won’t be there to talk about her article, but you can prepare for this forum by reading (or listening to it) : How To Take In $33 Million In Tax Payer Dollars: Partner With The Catholic Church

Our Tax Credit Scholarships: What You Need To Know is a great primer on this topic.

This public forum is FREE but please register below.

Flyer in pdf here and as jpg here.

 

CAN TV Broadcasts

CAN TV27

Wednesday, May 30th, 6 PM

Thursday, May 31st, 9 AM

Thursday, May 31st, 4 PM

CAN TV YouTube Link: full forum.

 

Press

Indivisible Chicago Podcast: Chris Lubienski / Cassie Creswell

South Side WeeklyTax Credit Scholarships Don't Add Up, Panelists Argue

 

RYH Handouts

Stand up for public education! Action steps (pdf- good for printing & handing out)

Stand up for public education! Action steps (jpg- good for social media & email)

Tax credit scholarships: What you need to know (pdf- good for printing & handing out)

Tax credit scholarships: What you need to know (jpg- good for social media & email)

 

Slide Shows

Dr. Chris Lubienski

Bobby Otter

 

Video of Full Forum from our Facebook Live video.

 

Venue, Parking & CTA Information

The forum runs from 6:30-8:30pm in the Little Theater. You can enter the high school via the accessible entrance at Door 6 which is on the east side of the building by the main parking lot. (Enter parking lot from Lake Park Ave.)

Kenwood is served by several CTA bus lines (#6, #28, #15, #172) and the 51st/53rd St Metra stop.

Free parking is available in the Kenwood parking lots. On-street parking is a mix of free and pay, and there is a large parking garage one block south on Lake Park Ave, enter just south of 52nd St after the McDonald's.

 

 

Tax_Credit_Scholarship_forum_Otter_and_Lubienski.jpg

 

 

  • May 22, 2018 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Kenwood Academy High School
  • 60 people are going
  • Wendy
60 RSVPS
Paul Traynor Paula Barajas david vance Tammie Vinson Linda Hudson Amy Shuffelton Rocio Garcia Yvette Franklin Jessica Calderon Dawn Fowler Debra Hass Cindy Zucker Maria Josefina Yanguas Katie Gruber Christine Johnson Rhonda Williams Carol Friedman Grace Chan McKibben Octavia Brennan Denise Hill Pamela Williams Sandra Stone Jennifer Biggs

Who's RSVPing

Paul Traynor
Paula Barajas
david vance
Tammie Vinson
Linda Hudson
Amy Shuffelton
Rocio Garcia
Yvette Franklin
Jessica Calderon
Dawn Fowler
Debra Hass
Cindy Zucker
Maria Josefina Yanguas
Katie Gruber
Christine Johnson
Rhonda Williams
Carol Friedman
Grace Chan McKibben
Octavia Brennan

Will you come?

Showing 34 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • Jennifer Biggs
    attended. 2018-05-23 09:30:28 -0500
  • Denise Hill
    attended. 2018-05-23 09:30:27 -0500
  • Christine Johnson
    attended. 2018-05-23 09:30:27 -0500
  • Katie Gruber
    attended. 2018-05-23 09:30:27 -0500
  • Maria Josefina Yanguas
    attended. 2018-05-23 09:30:27 -0500
  • Debra Hass
    attended. 2018-05-23 09:30:27 -0500
  • Dawn Fowler
    attended. 2018-05-23 09:30:27 -0500
  • Yvette Franklin
    attended. 2018-05-23 09:30:27 -0500
  • Grace Chan McKibben
    attended. 2018-05-23 09:30:27 -0500
  • Rocio Garcia
    attended. 2018-05-23 09:30:26 -0500
  • david vance
    attended. 2018-05-23 09:30:26 -0500
  • Paul Traynor
    rsvped 2018-05-22 15:10:54 -0500
  • Paula Barajas
    rsvped 2018-05-22 06:30:41 -0500
  • david vance
    rsvped +1 2018-05-21 23:03:12 -0500
  • Tammie Vinson
    rsvped +1 2018-05-21 14:54:28 -0500
  • Linda Hudson
    rsvped +1 2018-05-21 13:31:16 -0500
  • Amy Shuffelton
    rsvped 2018-05-21 11:23:13 -0500
  • Rocio Garcia
    rsvped 2018-05-20 17:29:26 -0500
  • Yvette Franklin
    rsvped +1 2018-05-19 14:00:20 -0500
  • Jessica Calderon
    rsvped 2018-05-18 11:39:49 -0500
  • Dawn Fowler
    rsvped 2018-05-17 13:19:38 -0500
  • Debra Hass
    rsvped 2018-05-16 12:38:17 -0500
  • Cindy Zucker
    rsvped 2018-05-15 13:45:39 -0500
  • Maria Josefina Yanguas
    rsvped 2018-05-08 20:58:23 -0500
  • Katie Gruber
    rsvped 2018-05-08 09:21:28 -0500
  • Christine Johnson
    rsvped 2018-05-07 10:09:08 -0500
  • Rhonda Williams
    rsvped +1 2018-05-06 22:00:30 -0500
  • Carol Friedman
    rsvped +1 2018-05-05 07:14:03 -0500
  • Grace Chan McKibben
    rsvped 2018-05-05 06:48:05 -0500
  • Octavia Brennan
    rsvped +2 2018-05-04 12:22:42 -0500