One of the more interesting skirmishes of the 2014 Spring Session was one in which a few legislators – notably House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee Chair Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) and Sen. Kimberly Lightford, Vice-Chair of the Senate Education Committee – struggled mightily to “rein in” the charter school movement in Illinois.

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