A survey commissioned by the Illinois Network of Charter Schools shows support for school choice.
The poll questioned mostly white voters. Most were reached via landlines and were outside of Cook County, where the vast majority of Illinois charter schools are located.
But it’s inside Cook County where the support for expanding charter schools was the lowest at 57 percent.
Representative David McSweeney, a Republican from Barrington Hills, says he would support legislation to expand charters because these independently-run schools give families options.