Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that makes it illegal to expel toddlers from preschools.
Backers of the new law point to a study that says toddlers and other Illinois preschoolers are expelled at a rate three times greater than their older, school-age counterparts.
“I just want you to let that sink in.”
State Rep. Juliana Stratton is a Democrat from Chicago.
“When you see expulsion in early years, it leads to higher suspension and expulsion rates in later grades."