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Inclusion of Scholarship Tax Credits in Illinois education reforms applauded

The choir from Costa Catholic Academy in Galesburg sings in this Catholic Post file photo. The new state education funding reforms include a Scholarship Tax Credit program that could result in millions of dollars in scholarships for students in Catholic and other nonpublic schools.

Catholic officials in Illinois are applauding state education funding reforms that include a Scholarship Tax Credit program designed to provide up to $75 million a year in scholarships for qualifying students attending nonpublic schools. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the highly-debated reforms, which overhaul how the state funds public education, in ceremonies Aug. 31 at Ebinger […]

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