School choice is at the center of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to woo Republican primary voters.
A crowd of Republican activists gathered in New Hampshire loved what he had to say on the subject.
“We trust the American people more than bureaucrats,” Jindal told the crowd to cheers Saturday. “We have gotta get rid of Common Core.”
The Common Core education standards, adopted by nearly every state, are drawing ire from conservative voters across the country. So far at New Hampshire’s two-day gathering of presidential hopefuls, Jindal is the only person making school choice the focus of his campaign-in-waiting. To make his case, he’s pointing to Louisiana policies enacted during his tenure that make it easier for children to attend private or charter schools.
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Mike Huckabee mixed the political and personal at a New Hampshire gun range, speaking of gun rights as a stand against tyranny and trying out a pistol his wife is thinking of buying.