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Jeb Bush's education plan echoes what he did in Florida


The education plan Jeb Bush put out Monday as part of his presidential campaign parallel the policies he endorsed as Florida governor, including pushing for more charter schools and for parents to use government dollars on the pre-K program of their choice for their children.

Bush laid out his ideas in a post on Medium, tying education with work of Martin Luther King Jr. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He also proposed a $50,000 credit line for students to pay college tuition, slashing the Education Department's budget and expanding letting federal dollars for low-income education follow students to new schools.

One of the issues Bush gets asked about by Republican voters on the campaign trail is his support of the Common Core educational standards. They are unmentioned in Bush's education plan; he has said high standards should be left up to states.