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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Jeb Bush loses credibility by supporting Tony Bennett

 I should have written, what little credibility he had left.

This is what Bush’s hand picked director of his education foundation, Patricia Levesque said in a note sent to the Tampa Times, "Commissioner Bennett and his department found and corrected a mistake that would have unfairly penalized 13 schools missing data for grades they did not even serve. They fixed a problem to be accurate and fair - any accusation otherwise is false and politically motivated," reads the statement released by Bush's foundation Tuesday afternoon.

It goes on: "A-F school grading empowers parents to know how well schools are serving their children, in a transparent and easy to understand way. In 2012, Indiana was in its first year of its new school grading calculation, and there is always a learning process when implementing a policy new to a state.
"The best thing to do is to lay out the facts, which is what Commissioner Bennett is doing. Political attacks will come and go. The focus must remain on ensuring every student has access to a high-quality education that prepares them for success."
 Apparently the facts have led to his resignation, and to be honest if they were so concerned about facts they wouldn’t be pushing for charters and vouchers.
How, the Bush foundation can defend the indefensible is beyond me. How from this point on anybody can entertain his ideas is beyond me too.  


  1. Either Bush thinks the citizens of Florida are either stupid or apathetic. Probably both. Talk about hubris.

  2. Bennett is gone. I hope we get someone 1000% better this time.