Video: Education Savings Accounts for Illinois?

Video: Education Savings Accounts for Illinois?
June 4, 2014

Joy Pullmann

Joy Pullmann is a research fellow on education policy for The Heartland Institute and managing... (read full bio)
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Illinois state Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) appeared recently on Comcast Newsmakers to discuss a bill he's proposed to bring perhaps the most innovative school choice idea to Illinois. It's called education savings accounts, which deposit a child's state education funding into an account parents control.

The amount would be between $2,000 and $6,000 annually, depending on the school district where the family lives and their income. (The poorest families get more money.)

Joy Pullmann

Joy Pullmann is a research fellow on education policy for The Heartland Institute and managing... (read full bio)