Illinois House rejects vouchers

SPRINGFIELD — A bid to arm up to 30,000 students in the lowest-performing and most-overcrowded Chicago public schools with vouchers so they could transfer to private schools went down in flames Wednesday amid heavy opposition from teachers unions.
The legislation devised by Sen. James Meeks (D-Chicago) drew only 48 votes in the House, far fewer than the 60 votes necessary to pass what would have been the largest urban voucher program in the country.


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