Jeb Bush Takes His Ed Privatization Show on the Road Again


Former governor Jeb Bush continues his US tour that’s bankrolled by education corporations and billionaires to Louisiana today and New Jersey on Thursday. Whether or not Bush receives speaking fees is not known. He’s never asked about that or who pays for his travel. Bush prefers to be seen as a pure reformer whose vision is based on data accountability, but his foundation has developed a pattern in supporting legislation in Florida which slowly shifts public schools to private:

Private school vouchers – including those for religious schools

  • Mandatory online education
  • Charter school legislation which includes provisions that local school boards can be overruled by political appointees in Tallahassee on the state board of education
  • Parent Trigger legislation which also has the same provision to overrule local elected officials

Bush will be joined in Baton Rouge by Rupert Murdoch’s go-to guy on education in Joel Klein and choice advocate Howard Fuller. There’s no friend of public schools in this group. Bush’s legislative advocacy coupled with the exclusion of any supporter of public schools shows that this event is another one of Bush’s pep rallies for privatization.

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About Bob Sikes

A long time ago and a planet far, far away I was an athletic trainer for the New York Mets. I was blessed to be part of the now legendary 1986 World Series Championship. My late father told me that I'd one day be thankful I had that degree in teaching from Florida State University. He was right and I became twice blesses to become a teacher in the late 1990's. After dabbling with writing about the Mets and then politics, I settled on education.
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