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Weighing the cost of lowering the Illinois school age

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 27th, 2013

SPRINGFIELD — It’s rare to find a 6-year-old in Illinois who is not in school.

Not good enough, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn decreed Sunday. All 6-year-olds, he said, will attend classes. Quinn touted the feel-good law as a boost to young learners.

“The key to so many things in life is a quality education, and this new law will ensure our students get an early start on their academic success,” Quinn said in a statement.

But the governor did not say how many children the new law would add to classrooms next year, or how schools would pay for the new students.

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