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(U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, chats with attendees during a federal update event.)
To a question about taking federal funds from public schools and using them for vouchers, Hultgren said he supports strong public schools and giving parents choices for their children’s education when they are faced with underperforming public schools.
“It’s tragic when you can look at a ZIP code and determine if someone is going to get a good education or not; that’s unacceptable,” Hultgren said. " ... What’s sacred is the kids, making sure the kids are well educated."
Glenbard High School District 87 Board member Mary Fitzgerald-Ozog said the district's Title 1 students depend on federal funding. Title 1 funds help support education for low-income students.
"We hope they would continue to support public education," Fitzgerald-Ozog said.