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Education Freedom Tour Kickoff Event

Come to The Heartland Institute on Saturday, Oct. 21 for a discussion on education funding and education choice in Illinois.

Heartland Institute Sign
October 21, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The Heartland Institute
3939 North Wilke Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

Some of the issues that will be addressed:

  • Why do your property taxes keep increasing? 
  • How is education funded in Illinois? 
  • Will the Chicago Public School District receive a state bailout? 
  • How can Illinois taxpayers fight to decrease property taxes?
  • What is education freedom?
  • Should parents be able to decide which school their child attends? 
  • What are the differences between public, private, and charter schools?
  • What is the best way to implement education freedom: vouchers, education savings accounts, or tax-credit scholarships?

This event will help you learn more about education freedom and funding. After attending, you will be able to inform your family, friends, neighbors, legislators, school board members, and, most importantly, other parents about these significant issues.

  • Speakers
    • Jeanne Ives
      Jeanne Ives (invited)
      Illinois State Representative (R-42nd district)
      Jeanne Ives is a Representative in the Illinois State House serving the 42nd District, which includes all or portions of Wheaton, Warrenville, West Chicago, Winfield, Carol Stream, Lisle and Naperville. First elected in 2012, Representative Ives has demonstrated not only a willingness to lead on difficult issues and question powerful House leaders, but also an insightful understanding of policy. Her legislation has been recognized throughout the state and her opinion editorials have been published in the Chicago Tribune, as well as several political news sites. Representative Ives graduated in the West Point Class of 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. She went on to serve in the US Army. Her assignments included platoon leader and headquarters detachment commander for transportation units in Germany and ROTC instructor at Wheaton College.
    • Lennie Jarratt
      Lennie Jarratt
      Project Manager, Center for Transforming Education
      Lennie Jarratt is the project manager for the Center for Transforming Education at The Heartland Institute. Jarratt is the former managing editor (2013-2014) of Champion News, an Illinois based news website focused on reporting on education and Illinois politics. Jarratt was the managing editor (2004-2011) of Education Matters which researched education in local school districts across Illinois. Jarratt has presented analysis on Common Core and education choice on Fox News, Breitbart, ABC Chicago and multiple radio outlets and newspapers across the United States. He has been a presenter on panels discussing education choice, common core, homeschooling, and Illinois Freedom of Information Laws with groups such as American Majority, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), Illinois Tea Party groups, homeschool conventions, and state legislative hearings.
  • Schedule
    • 10:00 am – 10:15 am
      Registration and Continental Breakfast
    • 10:15 am – 10:20 am
      Introduction of Heartland
    • 10:20 am – 10:25 am
      Introduction of Americans For Prosperity
    • 10:25 am – 10:30 am
      Introduction of property tax speaker(s)
    • 10:30 am – 10:50 am
      Speaker(s) on property taxes
    • 10:50 am – 10:55 am
      Introduction of education choice speaker(s)
    • 10:55 am – 11:15 am
      Speaker(s) on education choice
    • 11:15 am – 11:30 am
      Q&A and adjourn
  • Register for FREE today!

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