CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is scheduled to pay a visit to an all-girls Catholic school in Wicker Park next week for a discussion about education reform.
The Republican senator from Kentucky will be at Josephinum Academy, 1501 N. Oakley Blvd., from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 22.
The talk is expected to tackle parents' choices when it comes to private and public schools. Paul's positions on education have included preventing the federal government from regulating private schools and home schooling.
He also believes that "the existence of the Department of Education is an overreach of constitutional authority by the federal government."
Many have speculated that Paul is mulling a run for president in 2016.
The event is sponsored by the Illinois Policy Institute, the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Catholic Conference of Illinois, Josephinum Academy and the Illinois Network of Charter Schools.
It is free and open to the public, but there is a waitlist, according to Illinois Police Institute spokesman Joshua Dwyer.