CHICAGO — Illinois charter schools will be required to make their student selection process public, because of legislation signed by Gov. Pat Quinn this week.

Gov. Quinn Thursday approved a law that will mandate publicly funded charter schools hold a lottery when they have more students apply than the school can admit due to space and the lottery must be videotaped and made public.

“Every child deserves access to a good school,” Quinn said in a statement released by his office. “With this new law, the public will now have more information and more say in how charter schools operate and spend public funds.”




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