Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) today signed a sweeping school reform bill that includes vouchers to pay for tuition at private schools for low- and moderate-income parents with children in failing public schools.
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“Led by Gov. Jindal, Louisiana is the breakthrough in a new state choice movement that will bring American schools up to the speed of those in Asia and Europe. Congratulations to school choice supporters throughout America!”
“Gov. Jindal has just moved the scrimmage line closer to the end zone for all states on school choice. His example shows governors what is possible with concerted effort on education. Education entrepreneurs are already pinpointing Louisiana as the place to innovate on blogs across the country. Watch for Louisiana to ditch its near-last-place finish on education achievement in coming years, and to spur creative ideas in education that spread to benefit the entire country.”
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