Public Interest Law Reporter


Elise Robie

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School choice ostensibly empowers parents and students to have control over their education. However, despite the facade of school choice in Illinois, in reality parents and students effectively have little to no school choice, especially in the City of Chicago. The presence of charter schools overpowers traditional public schools, and without a solid voucher system parents do not have valid control over their children's education. Parental involvement in a child's education plays a crucial role in a child's success, and lack of genuine school choice stymies parental involvement and control.