redefinED roundup: School choice advocates gather in New Jersey, charter school woes in Alabama and more

New Jersey: At the American Federation for Children national summit, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie invokes civil rights era imagery to make his case for vouchers. (Associated Press) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tells choice advocates they have “truth and the American people on (their) side.” (abcnews.com) Newark Mayor Cory Booker decries an education system that “chokes out the potential of millions of children.” (redefinED) Beyond the headlines, choice supporters also talk accountability. (redefinED)

Alabama: Embattled charter school bill is watered down again before passage. (Associated Press)

New Hampshire: Charter schools in the state are expanding rapidly. (Concord Monitor)

Montana: Vouchers and tax credit scholarships become an issue in the race for governor. (Billings Gazette)

California: Two dozen high-performing traditional public schools in Los Angeles seek to become charter schools. (Los Angeles Times)

Ohio: Charter schools are no longer considered the “bad guys” by the Cleveland school district. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Indiana: South Bend Christian school shows how Indiana’s new voucher program is changing the education landscape. (South Bend Tribune)

Louisiana: Residents support charter schools, but are divided on vouchers, poll shows.  (theadvertiser.com)

Washington D.C.: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney blasts President Obama for trying to shut down the D.C. voucher program. (Washington Times)

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