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Governor Jeb Bush Delivers Education Reform Address to ALEC August 9, 2013

• Kristy Campbell

On Friday, August 9, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education addressed the American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual meeting, held last week in Chicago, Illinois.

During his address, Governor Bush outlined his vision for a quality 21st century education system, including:

  • Raising academic standards;
  • Promoting literacy and ending social promotion;
  • Harnessing technology to provide more digital learning options;
  • Expanding parental choice in education;
  • Strengthening accountability in schools;
  • Maximizing taxpayers’ investment in education to improve student outcomes; and
  • Recruiting, retaining and rewarding great teachers.

To read a full transcript of Governor Bush’s remarks, please click here.
Many states have embraced these bold reform principles already, and the results speak for themselves. Check out how states around the country are abandoning the status quo in favor of raising student achievement.

About the author

Kristy Campbell @kristymcampbell

Kristy Campbell most recently served as the Deputy Communications Director for Media Affairs for the Romney-Ryan 2012 Presidential Campaign. Prior to joining the Romney Campaign, Kristy served as the National Communications Director of the American Conservative Union, America’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization and the host of CPAC – the Conservative Political Action Conference. In 2011, Kristy served as a Senior Transition Advisor to New Mexico Public Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera in Governor Susana Martinez’s Administration. Previously, Kristy served as the Communications Director for both the Foundation for Excellence in Education and the Foundation for Florida’s Future. Kristy also formerly served as Press Secretary to Florida Governor Jeb Bush during his second term and was the Communications Director for former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum’s 2010 gubernatorial bid in the Sunshine State.