Jeb Bush Spreads Word on Education Reform

Monday, 16 May 2011 04:25 PM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s influence on education is being felt across the country, where state lawmakers are eager to follow the reforms he instituted in the Sunshine State. The Republican has been traveling from New Jersey to Oregon championing vouchers and charter schools, The Miami Herald reported.

Jeb Bush, education, reformLast week, the Bradley Foundation, a conservative group, recognized Bush’s efforts with its Bradley Prize, which comes with a $250,000 stipend.

“The reforms that he put in place during his two terms as Florida governor in many ways lead the country in elementary and secondary education,” said foundation President and CEO Michael W. Grebe. “He put in place programs that have clearly raised academic standards. It’s measurable, demonstrable. We’re also really impressed by what he continues to do as a private citizen. When he left office, he didn’t leave behind his work.”

Bush, who created the Foundation for Excellence in Education, has talked to governors and lawmakers in at least 17 states who are exploring legislation based on the “Florida model.” That includes using standardized testing to grade schools on an A-to-F scale, making reading a requirement of advancing to the fourth grade, using vouchers to pay for private schools and online courses.

“We’ve really moved the needle in Florida, and that’s been recognized,” Bush told the newspaper. “People are curious to know how we did it.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved