Aug 19, 2015 10:00 AM

6 GOP presidential hopefuls gather in NH for education summit


CONCORD (AP) — Six Republican presidential hopefuls are heading to New Hampshire to discuss elementary and secondary education policy.

Education news website The Seventy Four and the American Federation for Children are hosting the forum on Wednesday in Londonderry. Confirmed candidates are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former technology executive Carly Fiorina, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The organizations are hosting a similar forum in Iowa, the kickoff caucus state, later this year.

Among the candidates attending the forum, several take views on public education that distinguish them from the pack. Bush, for example, has been criticized by Republicans for his support of the Common Core standards. Jindal, meanwhile, often talks about his efforts to boost charter schools in Louisiana.


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