Opinion: Jeb Bush speech best on education

Whiteboard Advisors, a consulting firm that specializes in school policy, recently conducted one of its monthly surveys of 50 to 75 anonymous political and policy “insiders,” including current and former senior staff from the U.S. Department of Education, White House, Congress and think tanks, the Huffington Post reports. Respondents were asked to weigh in on the Democratic and Republican National conventions, as well as the ongoing presidential campaign. Although the vast majority of insiders are not convinced the Democratic and Republican platforms will have any real effect on education policy, 78 percent believe the inclusion of the Common Core standards in the Democratic platform will have a negative impact on linking federal policy and state cooperation — something that is necessary in order to enact the standards…

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Text: Jeb Bush’s ed speech at GOP convention

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addressed the Republican Convention on Thursday night, giving a speech about education reform that is likely to fuel talk that he could be Mitt Romney’s education secretary should Romney win the presidential election, the Washington Post reports. Here’s the speech by Bush — who predictably attacks President Obama and teachers union — as well as remarks by a Florida teacher and student…

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