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George P. Bush was on the road to flunking out of Rice. His grandmother helped him turn things around.

By the end of his second year at Rice in 1996, the future Texas land commissioner was staring down the barrel of academic probation. That's when Barbara Bush got involved.

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush speaks at a rally for school choice at the Texas Capitol on June 14, 2019.
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