Jeb Bush to Address Texas Senate Education Panel 2/27/13
AUSTIN, Texas - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is among the experts from
other states set to address the Texas Senate Education Committee.
Houston Republican Sen. Dan Patrick chairs the committee and called
Wednesday's meeting to discuss "best practices," or successful educational
reforms outside Texas.
Patrick wants to dramatically expand charter schools, and also backs a
voucher plan that would offer public money to families to allow them to send
their children to private schools.
Bush has championed school choice in Florida but is largely seen as a
moderate on many other key issues.
His son, George P. Bush, plans to run for statewide office in Texas next
year. He hasn't said which one, but is leaning toward land commissioner.
The elder Bush is considered a possible contender for the Republican