EdChoice statement on new tax-credit scholarship program in Illinois

INDIANAPOLIS—EdChoice, a national nonprofit organization that promotes state-based educational choice programs, issued this statement following the passage today of a new, $75 million tax-credit scholarship program in Illinois, which will now head to Gov. Bruce Rauner for final action. The statement should be attributed to EdChoice President and CEO Robert Enlow:

“This new program is an outstanding example of what happens when elected officials, advocates, state partners and community leaders work together on behalf of families. The Governor, lawmakers and local groups such as One Chance Illinois deserve credit for putting politics aside and students first.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Illinois to the school choice family, and we look forward to thousands of families having access to educational equity and options that previously were out of reach.”



EdChoice is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing full and unencumbered educational choice as the best pathway to successful lives and a stronger society. EdChoice believes that families, not bureaucrats, are best equipped to make K-12 schooling decisions for their children. The organization works at the state level to educate diverse audiences, train advocates and engage policymakers on the benefits of high-quality school choice programs. EdChoice is the intellectual legacy of Milton and Rose D. Friedman, who founded the organization in 1996.