Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jeb Bush Touts Education Reforms

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is in the state today, touting education reforms that were successful during his administration in Florida. He speaks at an Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs dinner tonight.

Bush joined Governor Fallin, Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, House Speaker Kris Steele and Superintendent Janet Barresi at a State Capitol press conference promoting legislation aimed at improving public education.

Senator Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, is principal author of Senate Bill 346 which would end social promotion.

“Before Florida implemented this simple reform, nearly half of their fourth graders were functionally illiterate. Now 70 percent are reading at grade level or higher,” Jolley said. “We can do the same thing for Oklahoma students.”

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