IL Gets Charter Commission

Baseball Diamond 34%

Rating of 2 out of 6

Chicago Tribune

Jul 21, 12:00 AM

State commission can now approve charters, too

A new bill signed into law this week will allow charters to get approved by an alternative commission appointed by the State Board of Education, expanding that authority beyond just school districts.



Reliability on:
Charter Approvals

30th (C)

Illinois' charter law received a "C" and was rated 30th overall by the Center for Education Reform


Amount of funding charter schools in Illinois receive per student

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Jul 22, 5:43 AM:

Gov Quinn signs law that creates state agency to authorize charters along with districts. Explains why boards are needed. Would help to know if districts were holding up charter approval. In light of GA court decision outlawing charter board, did anyone check to see if this law passes muster with state constitution?


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