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Jeb back in spotlight, but just for education?



Jeb Bush is back.

This week, in the center of the state he governed for eight years, Bush ends his 18-month hiatus from Florida public life. The chosen occasion: a high-profile education conference, organized by his foundations.

The timing: a political season in which Bush and his allies are expected to campaign, if only behind the scenes, for two school voucher proposals they helped usher onto the November ballot.

Is this just Jeb being an education policy wonk? Is it his attempt, in the shadow of his popular successor Gov. Charlie Crist, to assure his legacy as Florida's "education governor?"

Or is the two-day conference another entry onto the political stage?

"No," Bush said. (Read more here)

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:23am]

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