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CJ: Rand Paul backs charter schools, vouchers

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 7:15 AM

Echoing comments made in a WHAS11 interview several months ago, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul says busing is a "penalty" to some kids.

Check out the Courier-Journal's Joe Gerth's story:

 “Originally busing was seen as this great thing that was going to make all the schools more equal,” Paul, a Republican, said at a roundtable discussion at the Chamber. “But now … it’s seen as a penalty to some kids who ride on a bus two and three hours a day to go to different schools, and the schools haven’t gotten better.”

Paul also said he supports charter schools — public schools freed from many regulations in return for improved student performance — and school choice, including vouchers to allow parents to spend education money at public or private schools.

Here are Paul's comments from May in which he said Jefferson County is effectively segregated, criticized busing and called for school choice: 

 

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