Which actions or plans have been proven to be either wise or foolish in Illinois for parents of poor or middle-class families school choices?

The actions of an ex- moderate Democrat Congressman or the present Democrat Governor based on two news articles comparisons of opinions on the issue?

The Chicago Tribune article titled: The Invest in Kids Act gives minority children access to top tier schools, contained the following statement:

“Minority communities have experienced the program’s most profound effects. Over 80% of tax credit funds raised for archdiocesan schools went to minority families wanting to be a part of their local Catholic school community.”

Another article titled: Plan will rebuild rainy day fund: reports how Illinois has benefited financially mainly though Illinois windfall from Presidents Federal funding to improve Illinois sad fiscal debris accumulation of the years. Also included in the plan is the following statement:

“Pritzker’s proposed allocation 240 million largely from (Federal) pandemic relief funds, toward community-based violence protection.”

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient wisdom verse and comparisons of two Democrats opinions the wisest way to spend tax funds to education children and to reduce crime in Illinois in the future.

King Solomon

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverb 22:6 KJV)

What’s My Point?

If we compare reading the articles to discern what is, and has been the best way since the beginning of recorded history of positive results is to educate children in practical and Spiritual moral wisdom who in time will become leaders of the future.

My point is we voters regardless of political parties need to discern this conundrum of wisdom or folly after reading the news article opinion of Daniel Lipinski. The reason is because now in every State, the Supreme Court ruling that previous State laws to prohibit tax funds from being allocated to private religious schools was unconstitutional.

Which means in the upcoming 2022 election Illinois parents who prefer to send their children to private religious schools need to vote for legislators to approve school vouchers instead of having to wait on waiting lists. Or because they cannot afford to send their children to the same “top tier schools that the majority of politicians and 40 percent of public-school teachers send their children.

Discern this statement: “There is also great diversity in Chicago Catholic schools, including a student population that is nearly 45% minority. 

“Minority communities have experienced the program’s most profound effects. Over 80% of tax credit funds raised for archdiocesan schools went to minority families wanting to be a part of their local Catholic school community.”

Excerpts

“Black parents love charter schools and voucher-supported private school vouchers because they teach values, self-respect, and hope. But no, if this option for poor or lower-~income parents has more Democrat opposition than ever.”

“The majority of victims of shootings in the city of Chicago are Blacks shooting Blacks in a city with a Black mayor and 50 aldermen of various ethnic and religious cultures.”

In My Opinion

Illinois voters over time have voted mainly for Democrat leadership. However, the Invest in Kids Act was passed under a Republican Governor who wanted to end the program but his proposal was voted down by both Democrats and Republicans.

Frankly, the issue of school choice or school vouchers should not be decided by any political party of school unions.  It should be decided by parents of children who need to read and discern the article and be given the same choice made by most politicians and 40 percent of public-school teachers who can afford to send their children to private religious schools whereas most poor and now middle-class parents cannot

The average State government funding per student in Illinois is $13. 077.  (Bing) vs $8,366 for private schools.

Personally, in my opinion Pritzker should allocate the 240 million dollars of crime violence protection to the Invest in Kids program which would allow another 18,352 students based on government funding or 28, 897 students for private schools’ tuitions to also attend a top tier school choice too.

And parents should ask the legislators in Illinois if they will support legislation for school choice or school vouchers before they vote for them in 2022, regardless of their political party loyalties.

If Interested

Read the Source links below

You Decide

If after reading the articles, who will you vote for in 2022 on the issue of school choice or school vouchers based on the articles.

As for crime prevention, would a government study to compare how many convicted criminals attended a public secular school vs a private religious school give further proof of the wisdom of school choice or school vouchers to reduce crime and violence in the future of Illinois on the Nation?

Regards and goodwill blogging

Source Links

Chicago Tribune February 3, 2022

Daniel Lipinski Opinion – Invest in Kids

https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-invest-in-kids-scholarships-tax-credit-20220203-z6vmnz3c6vafhhrlwd4gjxiqhu-story.html

2019 Pritzker Budget to Slash Invest in Kids

2022 Pritzker Budget Proposal

https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20220203/281479279817015

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