Illinois is one of the few states that have not expanded their voucher-like program. During the veto session, lawmakers did not move a bill that would have extended the state’s program, known as Invest in Kids.
The vote could spark a legal battle over religious charters that might reach the U.S. Supreme Court. It could also lead to a moment of reckoning for the charter movement.
Board members acknowledged the larger issue would likely be settled by the Supreme Court, with implications for the separation of church and state.