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Education plan hinges on 'choice'

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Within days, Gov. Bobby Jindal will unveil his education reform agenda, which seems to hinge largely on the meaning of one word: choice.

Jindal repeatedly says he wants to give parents of children in failing schools more options. That was the theme of much of his January inaugural speech. But he talks in a sort of education code, using words that mean different things to different people.

“Real reform lies in providing more choices and more opportunities for parents, for families, and for children,” the Republican governor said as he took the oath of office and began his second term.

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