Jindal's education reform push gathering more national attention
Ever since The Wall Street Journal called Gov. Bobby Jindal's multifaceted push to reform Louisiana's schools a "moon shot" in a recent editorial, the national attention paid to Jindal's proposals seems to be ratcheting up daily. On Wednesday, it was the The Weekly Standard's turn to remark on Jindal's ambitions in this public policy arena. "It's hard to summarize Jindal's education proposals—they're so numerous, comprehensive, and built upon other states' experience they might be described as a conservative policy wonk's Christmas list," says the conservative weekly magazine, which also focuses on the rising tension between the governor and teachers unions. "Since Hurricane Katrina shook the state, Louisiana teachers unions have been losing power. The storm wiped out many of the state's infrastructures, including in education. It remains to be seen how Jindal's popularity and aggressive full-court press on education will influence the Legislature. Local observers have (said) it will be an 'interesting session' but that Jindal just might make his shots." Check out the full story here.
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