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Next up for Jeb Bush: Oklahoma



He has been to Arizona. Touted his initiatives in Indiana and Georgia. Even made his way up to Canada.

Now former governor Jeb Bush is on his way to Oklahoma to promote Florida's "formula for student achievement."

Bush is scheduled to speak Wednesday before a special joint session of the Oklahoma State Legislature, which is meeting to discuss the quality of education in the public schools there.

Some observers have suggested that he's traveling the country talking education as a prelude to a presidential bid, which Bush has denied. Some might suggest that Florida's recent woes with school grades and the FCAT should give pause to any other state considering such a move.

Regardless of the comments, many states seem to be grabbing hold of the Jeb Bush education agenda and running with it. Even the Obama Administration has adapted some of the ideas for its initiatives, including a commitment to charter schools.

And advice for the Sooner State as our former governor approaches?


[Last modified: Monday, August 9, 2010 3:50pm]


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