BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal will travel to New Jersey next week to speak to a pro-voucher group, only two weeks after the Louisiana governor signed a bill that creates a statewide voucher program that will use tax dollars to send children to private schools.
The American Federation for Children said Monday that Jindal is participating in its 2012 national policy meeting, which is set for May 3 and 4.
Louisiana's Republican governor will be on a speaker list that also includes New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
The statewide voucher program will begin with the 2012-13 school year, available to low- and moderate-income families whose children attend public schools graded with a C, D or F in the state accountability system. Priority will be given to students from D and F schools.