Jeb Bush Talks Education Reform With Texas Lawmakers

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told Texas senators "to go big or go home" when it comes to pushing changes to public education policy on Wednesday.

In Austin for the Texas Business Leadership Council's education summit, Bush spoke to the upper chamber's education committee on reforms he implemented in Florida, including voucher programs, mandatory online classes and an A through F school rating system. The committee's chairman, Dan Patrick, R-Houston, has made bringing those kinds of reforms to Texas a top priority for the current legislative session.

"When you have a chance to reform, it ought to ...

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