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Jeb Bush On Tony Bennett's Defeat: 'It's Not My Education Agenda'

Outgoing State Superintendent Tony Bennett, left, drew inspiration for his changes to Indiana classrooms from the education policies of Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

We’ve written before about the influence of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on outgoing State Superintendent Tony Bennett. With earlier Florida initiatives driving so many of Indiana’s policy changes, it’s hard not to draw comparisons now that Bennett’s been voted out. But Bush dismissed the notion that Bennett’s failed bid for reelection was a setback for […]

Why Common Core Academic Standards Are Dividing Republicans On Education

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Republican National in Tampa on Aug. 30, 2012. Bush and other GOP governors have offered support for Common Core academic standards, but Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he doesn't want federal dollars going to implement the new curriculum.

Forty-six states and the District of Columbia are on track to adopt the Common Core by 2014, but federal support for new academic standards is likely to diminish if Mitt Romney is elected in November. The Republican presidential candidate told NBC’s Brian Williams he doesn’t believe states should receive financial help to implement the changes, writes Alyson […]

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