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    Illinois – Tax Credits for Educational Expenses

    Individual Tax Credit/Deduction

    Illinois’ Tax Credits for Educational Expenses program was enacted in 1999 and launched in 2000 to help families afford the public, private or home school options that fit their children’s needs. Learn more about the program’s details on this page, including eligibility, funding, regulations, legal history and more.
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Friday Freakout: Who’s to Blame? Public School Districts’ Teacher Pension Dilemma

According to a recent article in the U.S. News & World Report, several big-city public school systems face immense fiscal challenges. The leading suspect? Public pensions. This answer shouldn’t be surprising. School pension costs have doubled over the last 10 years from $500 per student to more than $1,000 per student, and public schools are […]

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A Win-Win Solution

A vast body of research shows educational choice programs improve academic outcomes for students and schools, saves taxpayers money, reduces segregation in schools and improves students’ civic values. The fourth edition of A Win-Win Solution: The Empirical Evidence on School Choice brings together 100 empirical studies on each of these essential questions in one comprehensive report.

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How Education Tax Credits/Deductions Work

This video explains school choice tax credits and deductions. How do tax credits and deductions work, and how do they benefit families who pay for private school? Get all the details in one minute with this simple how-to video.

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