Ill. legislators consider landmark voucher program for Chicago

05/3/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow students to transfer out of the bottom 10% of Chicago Public Schools and use about $3,700 each in state vouchers to attend private schools. The pilot program could begin in fall 2011 and, if approved, would affect as many as 30,000 students and become the largest school-voucher program in the country.

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