Secretary DeVos Praises Expansion of Educational Opportunities for Illinois Students and Families

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Secretary DeVos Praises Expansion of Educational Opportunities for Illinois Students and Families

September 1, 2017

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement:

"Real change and innovation in education will not come from Washington—it will come from states where parents and students demand more education options and have their voices heard. I commend Gov. Rauner and Superintendent Smith for their leadership in making Illinois the 18th state to adopt a tax credit scholarship program. By expanding choices for families and focusing funding on individual students, this program will help thousands of Illinois children succeed."