SPRINGFIELD - Kids in Chicago's poorest and most-overcrowded schools could get vouchers to help cover costs at private schools under legislation a House panel approved today.
Under the measure, parents of students in kindergarten through eighth grade could put the $3,717 voucher toward tuition at participating private and parochial schools. The program would begin in the fall of 2011 and could impact up to 30,000 students, said Rep. Kevin Joyce, D-Chicago.
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