Chicago School Choice

Jenkins v. Leininger
Institute for Justice Sought Voucher Remedy from Failing Chicago Public Schools 

The Institute for Justice filed a lawsuit on behalf of several dozen low-income parents and children trapped in Chicago public schools, challenging under the Illinois Constitution the shockingly poor quality of public schooling and demanding a “voucher” remedy to enable the parents to obtain a better education for their children in private schools.  The Cook County Circuit Court dismissed the case.

Essential Background


Backgrounder: on this case

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Lauch Release: “Voucher” remedy sought for low-income parents in major lawsuits filed against chicago and los angeles public schools
(June 9, 1992)

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Legal Briefs and Decisions

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Case Timeline

Lawsuit Filed:


June 10, 1992

Court Filed:


Cook County Circuit Court



March 30, 1993: Cook County Circuit Court dismissed action



Case Completed

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Maps, Charts and Facts

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