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Selective Data and Outrage from the Bush Foundation Discredited By Those “Devious Plans to Undermine Class-Size Amendment”

Writing for Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education, Mike Thomas bemoans Florida’s class size amendment as a “$30 billion mistake.” What sounded good on a ballot turned chaotic when implemented to the letter of the law. We now have … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush Jumps the Shark By Linking National Security With Education Reform

Somehow you just knew the January announcement that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had been appointed chair of Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education meant that Bush would exploit Rice’s national security cred in his POTUS bid. He … Continue reading

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Has Jeb Bush Used Money From His Education Foundation to Pay for His Presidential Bid?

Writes Beth Reinhard for the Wall Street Journal: The educational foundation founded by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush paid about $3 million in 2013 and 2014 to a public affairs firm headed by a top political adviser, Mike Murphy. Mr. … Continue reading

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How Come Jeb Bush Isn’t Receiving Scrutiny For Having the Same Corporate Donors As the Clinton Foundation?

Michael Goodwin breathlessly writes in the New York Post: The (Clinton)Foundation accepted millions of dollars from foreign governments while Hillary was America’s top diplomat, The Washington Post found. It said that at least one gift, $500,000 from Algeria, violated loose … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush’s Transparent Evolution on Testing and History of Contempt for Local School Boards

Education policy junkies know that when they hear the words of Patricia Levesque, she is talking for her boss, former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Levesque is Bush’ top policy advisor for his two interchangeable non-profits – Foundation for Florida’s Future … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush’s Ties to Common Core’s “Rampant Cronyism,” that’s a “Form of Political and Social Corruption”

The latest example of conservative disdain for Common Core comes from the managing editor of the Federalist. Joy Pullman, an education research fellow at the  Heartland Institute, names….names of ten who are cashing in. Her conclusion of what’s becoming a … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush’s Foundation Took in $20 Million From 2012 to 2014

After taking down the list of corporate and individual sponsorships sometime in late 2011, Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education has reposted it’s sponsorships. This time with amounts – or at least a range. The Foundation’s three-year haul is close … Continue reading

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Condi Rice’s Appointment to the Head of Jeb Bush’s Foundation Marks the Continuation of Their Willingness to Hijack National Security for Domestic Political Gain

There couldn’t be a more poignant first post for Scathing Purple Musings return. From the Washington Post’s  Valerie Strauss,  the nation’s most important education writer: Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice is taking the reins of Jeb Bush’s education foundation … Continue reading

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Floridians Won’t Buy Rick Scott’s “Me, Too” Concerns About Testing

While his ideological allies on the Florida Board of Education and in the Florida Department of Education are solidifying the grip that his new Common Core tests have on state schools, Rick Scott wants voters to believe that he’s suddenly … Continue reading

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Hillsborough: A Fight Like No Other For Charter Schools USA

Mary Ellen Elia is no ordinary superintendent. Her Hillsborough district is the state’s 8th largest and no Florida superintendent is as positioned politically as she.  Elia was the  only representative from the state’s traditional public schools in newly elected governor Rick … Continue reading

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