Debating the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program
This fall, thousands of students across Illinois will be able to attend non-public schools of their choice –- thanks to a new initiative called the “Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship” program. Across the state, up to $100 million in scholarships will be awarded to K-12 students from families with low-income. The funding for these scholarships comes from Illinoisans who pay income taxes and choose to redirect part of their state income tax bill to support this effort.
Although many view this program as an important vehicle for improving educational options, there are some who are unsupportive or would like to see it come to an end.
We invite you to join the Liberty Justice Center and Union League Club of Chicago’s Public Affairs Committee for breakfast as we host a debate about this important issue.
Speaking in favor of the scholarship program are:
- State Rep. Tom Morrison of Palatine
- Kristen McQueary of the Chicago Tribune editorial board
Speaking against the scholarship program are:
- State Rep. Robert Martwick of Chicago
- State Rep. David Harris of Arlington Heights
Tuesday, August 14 from 7:30 to 9 am at Union League Club (65 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago). The breakfast is open to all, and tickets are $28 per person. Please bring your civic-minded friends and colleagues! RSVP via Eventbrite.