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Jeb credits teachers



Jebandcharlie_2 Former Gov. Jeb Bush – who probably isn't on many teachers' lists of favorite people - seemed to borrow from Charlie Crist's playbook this week when he accepted an award for his education initiatives. The Urban Innovator Award from the Manhattan Institute is "a great honor for the teachers of Florida," he said in New York City Tuesday. "I'll somehow find a way to share this with them for the progress they’ve made."

Jeb's award, and the points he later made about education policy, were overshadowed by the fact that reporters were booted from the Union Club, where the event was held. To read what happened, click here. To read about the award, click here. To hear Jeb's speech, click here.

For what it's worth, Bush sounded like he was gearing up for something, education-wise: "There’s life after being governor, but there's not life after education reform," he said. "I feel like it's in my blood and part of me."

- Ron Matus, state education reporter; AP photo, Crist inauguration 2007

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:27am]


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