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Jeb Bush, with cash and clout, pushes contentious school reforms
Chicago Tribune ^ | November 26, 2012

Posted on 11/26/2012 11:53:13 PM PST by Arthurio

Nov 27 (Reuters) - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush soared to rock star status in the education world on the strength of a chart.

A simple graph, it tracked fourth-grade reading scores. In 1998, when Bush was elected governor, Florida kids scored far below the national average. By the end of his second term, in 2007, they were far ahead, with especially impressive gains for low-income and minority students.

Those results earned Bush bipartisan acclaim. As he convenes a star-studded policy summit this week in Washington, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential education reformers in the U.S. Elements of his agenda have been adopted in 36 states, from Maine to Mississippi, North Carolina to New Mexico.

Many of his admirers cite Bush's success in Florida as reason enough to get behind him.

(Excerpt) Read more at my.chicagotribune.com ...


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1 posted on 11/26/2012 11:53:22 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Ohhhh nuts......


2 posted on 11/26/2012 11:57:53 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn

It’s only been a couple of weeks since election day and I am already sick to death of hearing about jeb bush. I mean it. They have already picked him just like they picked romney. The handwriting is on the wall and I swear I don’t know how to stop it.
These people are like creatures of the night waiting, waiting to drain whatever lifeblood we have left to feed their power.


3 posted on 11/27/2012 12:10:45 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: MestaMachine

Well, unless caught with a live boy or a dead girl, he’s going to be in the headlines. And who knows, he might even win.


4 posted on 11/27/2012 12:27:55 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: MestaMachine

It’s an nightmare. I want it to stop. How long before we are told that only Jeb can beat Democrat X? How long before Ann Coulter tells us this?


5 posted on 11/27/2012 1:01:06 AM PST by Buddy Sorrell ("I'm dead sober, Andy, but I expect I'll get over it." - Otis Campbell)
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To: Arthurio
Hmmmm. How is that going to work?

We know the drive-by media would love to run their guy against ol' Jeb, but wouldn't it make the lib lackeys' heads explode to support a Bush even for just the primaries?
6 posted on 11/27/2012 1:11:45 AM PST by 867V309
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To: Buddy Sorrell

I would say it’s official in that the GOPe apparently now believes they can tell the entire conservative base to go jump in a lake and somehow win by pealing off huge segments of leftwing voters. As I’ve said in the past......the ballot box has become a worthless lost cause.


7 posted on 11/27/2012 1:20:00 AM PST by MachIV
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To: Arthurio

If Jeb Bush gets the GOP nomination for president in 2016, I’ll probably vote for Obama.


8 posted on 11/27/2012 1:26:09 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Arthurio

HEY just because he thinks it’s just gym dandy to let everybody in who cant pay their way after they get here (and expects the makers to foot the bill for ‘em after the comfortably settle in) doesn’t make him an unfit candy......course it doesn’t make him one the makers cant give the foot to either....

Now if his platform includes changing the immigration quota formula...i.e. we let in 8 law abiding scientists, veture capitalists, industrial engineers, businessmen ETC....to 2 welfare ready folk, I SAY go you JEB.

Oh yeah another thing, Jeb has to make Rush, Ann Coulter, Bill Whittle, COLS North and West and Grover cabinent level members of the admin. .......that’d show his brain and heart are in the right place and that he loves our country.....LET’S WATCH AND SEE....


9 posted on 11/27/2012 1:41:55 AM PST by jimsin ('f)
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To: Arthurio
READ my lips, graph, educational literature, post, fing...

...whatever. No more Bushes!

10 posted on 11/27/2012 1:48:21 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Arthurio

And so it begins.


11 posted on 11/27/2012 2:05:28 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: MestaMachine

Yeah I am sick of hearing about Jeb Bush, too.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 2:26:42 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 867V309

Maybe the DC crowd thinks crazy Hillary will run, and decided it will take a cool head with a hot resume and good poll numbers to shut her down?

Hillary would be a shoe in with even Republicans, which is a sad state of affairs. After all McCain thinks she hung the moon over China.


13 posted on 11/27/2012 2:29:56 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

I shot the moon in the Phillipines, once.


14 posted on 11/27/2012 2:37:47 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Arthurio

As I understand it, Jeb’s raised gobs of money for his foundation on the subject of education, but while he was governor he did nothing to institute the most basic reforms: phonics-based reading instruction and a traditional math approach.


15 posted on 11/27/2012 3:48:52 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Arthurio
Am I the only one who thinks that education shouldn’t be an issue at the national level? I seem to recall another presidential candidate who, when asked why he was running, said he wanted to be “the education president.” That was in 1988, and his name was Bush, too.
16 posted on 11/27/2012 4:01:24 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: Arthurio
Am I the only one who thinks that education shouldn’t be an issue at the national level? I seem to recall another presidential candidate who, when asked why he was running, said he wanted to be “the education president.” That was in 1988, and his name was Bush, too.
17 posted on 11/27/2012 4:01:33 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: RitaOK

If Jeb is the best ‘cool head with a hot resume’ we can come up with, we might as well just surrender to the UN now.


18 posted on 11/27/2012 4:09:02 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: MestaMachine
They want to lose again.

I'm enjoying telling the non-conservative fundraisers that have called after the election absolutely not.

I've been enjoying the holidays, but plan to find out what the tea parties are doing. If they start now maybe we could get a real candidate, instead of these Republican Dem lites.

19 posted on 11/27/2012 4:10:03 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: Arthurio

Would you send your children to a Communist school?

What do you think a “public” school is?


20 posted on 11/27/2012 4:12:10 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: FR_addict

Nope. IF jebbie runs, he will win because that’s the way daddy and his adopted son, billy, want it.


21 posted on 11/27/2012 5:23:58 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Arthurio

When the MSM start pushing names of the opposition, one can only surmise who they want to run against.

Looks like Jeb B gets the first nod. After all, according to the Chicago Trib article, he was soooooooooo bipartisan with his education stuff.

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Of course, the Trib also knows that, based on exit polls, over 1/2 of the voters still blame brother George BUSH for the bad economy.

What a dream for the Dems — another BUSH to run against.

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Let Jeb run and get it out of his system. I doubt he would make it half way through the primaries. The BUSH name has tainted politics for the next 50 years. The GOPe and Dems/MSM might be dancing in the streets at the likelihood of Jeb on the ticket, but the voters won’t be. Jeb = Another GOP Loss.


22 posted on 11/27/2012 5:42:20 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Arthurio

Promoting a third man named Bush as the next President says we’re no longer a democracy but an aristocracy - that we’re no longer considering millions of candidates from among the citizenship but only those from a narrow elite. Kennedy, Bush, Clinton and maybe a few other families “rule”.


23 posted on 11/27/2012 5:45:27 AM PST by tbw2
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To: Arthurio

[Jeb Bush soared to rock star status in the education world...]

At least, IF he became president, he couldn’t hand ‘education reform’ over to Ted Kennedy.

Of course, there are many socialists he could pick from who would be happy to participate.


24 posted on 11/27/2012 7:15:21 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: 9YearLurker

Hey, I’m open to suggestions, but my point was if there is reason to know, or believe, that Hillary runs in ‘16, our nominee had better have some meat on the bones, in more ways than one. Follow the money.

Frankly, I believe the Jeb Bush thing may be a smoke screen to signal to and discourage Hillary, give her pause to think about it, whether she really wants another grinding campaign.

If she really wants to roll out the Clinton machine again, there will be war. We would not put up some mouthy freshman charismatic for her to roll over, but would drag out the Bush machine and go nuclear on her, right back.

Perception is often reality.


25 posted on 11/27/2012 11:18:41 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: TomGuy
Jeb = Another GOP Loss

The GOPe don't care. They'd rather elect a Dumbocrap than a Conservative, and it makes sense. GOPe is closer, philosophically, to libs than Conservatives.
26 posted on 11/27/2012 12:23:25 PM PST by 867V309
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To: RitaOK

IMO we’d have a better shot witu a mouthy freshman charismatic than with another Bush.


27 posted on 11/27/2012 1:35:11 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

I’m with you totally—education is not a federal function.


28 posted on 11/27/2012 1:37:49 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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