“Dire warnings that private and parochial students will suffer because state officials shut down a program to “recognize” non-public schools have been overblown, according to higher education and stat

“Dire warnings that private and parochial students will suffer because state officials shut down a program to “recognize” non-public schools have been overblown, according to higher education and state professional licensing officials. Earlier this month, the Illinois State Board of Education said it was forced to close its non-public school recognition division, which provides accreditation-like status to many private and parochial schools, after the governor slashed $4 million from agency operations.”