Weeks after successfully pushing to send more public school students to private schools, Gov. Bobby Jindal will speak to a national education group.
Jindal is scheduled to make a speech at the American Federation for Children’s national policy summit next month in Jersey City, N.J.
The American Federation for Children and its partner, Alliance for School Choice, promote the benefits and need for school choice.
Betsy DeVos, the federation’s chairman, characterized Jindal as one of the nation’s most committed education reformers.
“(The governor) serves as an example of how strong leadership and a bipartisan approach can improve the lives of children, and we can’t wait to hear how he will inspire other governors across the country to stand up for children,” DeVos said.
Jindal pushed the Legislature to expand a program already in place in New Orleans that uses state dollars to send children to private or parochial schools. Critics call the aid vouchers. The governor describes it as scholarships.