2017 Race for Results Report: Illinois Children of Color Continue to Face Barriers to Success
Written by Anna Rowan Illinois’ success as a state is directly tied to the well-being of every one of its children. Yet, too many Illinois young people, especially children of color and children living in immigrant families, still face barriers that limit their opportunities for success, according to the 2017 Race for Results report from the Annie E.
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Tasha Green Cruzat on the 2017 Illinois Kids Count Report (WCIU-TV)
Voices’ President, Tasha Green Cruzat, on WCIU-TV discussing the 2017 Illinois Kids Count report and what all of us can do to support kids in our state.
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Racial Disparities Persist in Juvenile Detention Admissions
While the total number of Illinois juveniles placed in detention facilities has declined over the years, racial inequalities persist in terms of those placed in such facilities. The state must continue to move forward with critical reforms, needed to ensure that all juveniles – regardless of race – are given an equal opportunity to lead successful lives.

Issues In Focus

Voices for Illinois Children January Newsletter
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Tax Reform Provisions for Private K-12 Education: Unintended Consequences?
1443041953_graduation-cap by John Gordon While the final language is not yet out, members of the conference committee on federal tax legislation have reportedly reached an agreement on the outlines of a compromise bill. Going into the conference committee, one area of agreement in the House and Senate proposals was a measure that takes direct aim at public education: subsidizing private school tuition for wealthy families.
We’ve moved!
piodAGBbT Voices for Illinois Children has moved its offices down the street. Our new mailing address is WeWork c/o Voices for Illinois Children, 125 S. Clark Street, Chicago, IL, 60603. Our phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.
2017 Illinois Kids Count Report
IL KC 2017 - Cover Our 2017 report focuses on the education of our children. The data in this report tells a strong story about achievement and opportunity gaps. It also illustrates how we got here: by adults making choices to give some children less of what they need to be successful students. More often than not, we give low-income and minority students in Illinois less effective teachers, less experienced principals, a less rigorous curriculum, and fewer resources.