If you’re wondering why school vouchers and trashing teachers’ unions is this year’s trend for Republican state governors, check out this coverage on Politico’s web site:
A crop of ambitious Republican governors who are possible vice-presidential picks in 2012 are seeking high marks on education reform.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are trash-talking teachers’ unions and pushing for education legislation with a conservative spin in the name of the poorest students. Their efforts could help women warm to Republicans in a year when presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney is lagging by double-digits behind President Barack Obama with the key demographic.
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