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A college test for the non-college bound

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Rick Santorum's recent characterizing of President Barack Obama as a snob for his higher education policies belies a rarity in modern American politics: Republicans and Democrats are sometimes finding common ground on education issues, including the need for rigorous preparation for education after high school.

Case in point: Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal's education chief, John White (who came highly recommended by Obama's education secretary), is pushing a plan that includes having all public high school students in the state take the ACT, a college admission test, with scores figuring into the evaluation of schools' performance.

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