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Jeb Bush: Public schools "mired in the past"



Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his views on education got national exposure on CNN last night, on the eve of his national summit on education reform. He told Piers Morgan that only a third of American students graduate college or career ready even though the U.S. spends more per student than any other country. He suggested public schools haven't adapted quickly enough to a fast-changing world:

"The things we've relied on, culturally and politically and economically, we've not adjusted them to the new realities. The new realities are technology has changed our lives forever, the world's moving faster, we're in a globalized economy ... and yet the institutions, mostly public, that we've asked to be able to equip us have been mired in the past."

[Last modified: Thursday, October 13, 2011 9:01am]


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