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Jeb Bush Talks Education Policy, Partisan Politics And Poverty

We’ve written extensively about outgoing State Superintendent Tony Bennett’s ties to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, which might help land that state’s top schools job. Here’s what Bush had to say to Eduwonk writer Andrew J. Rotherham after last week’s Foundation for Excellence in Education meeting:

For five years now, Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education has been gathering current and former governors, superintendents and policymakers, business leaders and educational vendors, nonprofit executives and think-tank types who may disagree on many things but are united in their desire to reform education. The meeting last week in Washington attracted people from both sides of the aisle, ranging from hard-core adherents of Bush’s education ideas to reform-minded analysts like me who support some of what his foundation is doing but are skeptical of other aspects.

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