National Politics - 2016

Jeb Bush Pushes Parental Choice, Blasts Hillary Clinton

LET’S HOPE “FIRST IN THE SOUTH” POLITICIANS ARE PAYING ATTENTION … || By FITSNEWS || This website has been pretty tough on former Florida governor Jeb Bush – the establishment “Republican” frontrunner for president of the United States in 2016. One area where we’ve shown Bush some love, though? Free market…


|| By FITSNEWS || This website has been pretty tough on former Florida governor Jeb Bush – the establishment “Republican” frontrunner for president of the United States in 2016.

One area where we’ve shown Bush some love, though?

Free market education reform … (a.k.a. universal school choice).

“He has many faults, but there can be no denying Bush is a school choice champion – a visionary politician who recognized the essential nature of free market reform in improving academic outcomes (and individual lives),” we wrote earlier this year during one of Bush’s visits to the Palmetto State.

This week, Bush is ramping up his profile on the issue.  In a column posted on Townhall, Bush described himself as “a decades-long advocate for school choice.”

“During my time as Governor, we made expanding parental choice a key part of our overhaul of Florida’s education system,” Bush wrote.  “The results speak for themselves: Today, more than 300,000 kids in Florida are in school choice programs.  Florida leads the nation in reading for low-income and minority fourth graders. Graduation rates have increased by almost 50 percent in the state.  The number of ‘D’ and ‘F’ schools in Florida decreased from 28 percent to 5 percent, and the number of ‘A’ and ‘B’ schools in Florida increased from 21 percent to 74 percent. Finally, Florida is one of the only states in the nation to make real progress in closing the achievement gap.”

He’s right …

In fact this study comparing academic outcomes in Florida and South Carolina makes the difference between the two Southern states painfully clear.  Despite this evidence, South Carolina leaders have refused to make parental choice a priority – choosing instead to throw more money at the state’s failed government-run system.

Who else supports this failed “government-first” philosophy?  Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton – and the liberal bureaucratic unions backing “public education.”

“These are the same special interests backing Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency,” Bush wrote.  “And, there is no evidence that Secretary Clinton would buck her friends on the critical issue of education reform if she were elected President.”

No evidence?  More like “no way in hell” she would.

We rarely have good things to say about Bush, but on this issue he deserves tremendous credit – not only for consistently supporting the sort of reforms South Carolina should have adopted years ago, but for taking the fight to Clinton on this issue.

Good for him.

Let’s hope South Carolina lawmakers (of both parties) are paying attention …


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Mom September 1, 2015 at 4:25 pm

School choice is a tiny way of giving parents more control and government less control.

What Control? September 1, 2015 at 4:42 pm

What a stupid thing to say.

Public education is just something that ensures all children have some form of education available to them. You aren’t forced to take your kids there, you can enroll them somewhere else or teach them yourself if you want.

School choice is a way for upper middle class moochers to get everyone else to pay for their child’s Cadillac schooling while the rest of the children rot in substandard schools that now have less funding but no real changes.

Bill September 1, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Could not have said it better. School choice is about a government had out for the affluent and those who want the state to pay for religious education at white flight Christian Academies. It is no wonder that the establishment candidate who represents the mega rich donor class would be looking for ways for his donors to get their hands on more taxpayer money. As though they don’t already get their hands on enough. Screw Jeb.

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flip September 1, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Yes indeed. Public schools have been turned into a social experiment to indoctrinate children that God doesn’t exist,America is evil and being as perverted as you can is cool.

Parents are fools for sending their children to public schools.Only the ones from solid families with Christian morals survive.

Sic Semper Tyrannis September 1, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Schools where the principle fucks the staff, as a leader in Christianity. A zoo, worse.

flip September 1, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Obama fucks the country everyday,He is a traitor. Deal with it.

Sic Semper Tyrannis September 1, 2015 at 5:21 pm

You do the same, point ?

Guest September 1, 2015 at 5:45 pm

???-??-B? credit card Q????? ??

Have a nice day…

CNSYD September 1, 2015 at 10:50 pm

What “principle” is that” The first law?

Tom September 1, 2015 at 6:46 pm

School choice has nothing to do with choice and does nothing to reduce government control of anything. You don’t have to use government schools. You can home school, religious school and private school all you want. No one is stopping you.

Jeb's done... September 1, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Give it up FITSNews. Jeb is Toast.

We got burned by 2 Libertarian/Moderates in ’08 and ’12. No more, No more….

Go back to the country club, and wax ignorantly about how brilliant you think Obama is. Our country is in a mess, and handing our offices to an elitist with an ‘R’ by his name, be it Sanford or Jeb, won’t cut it any more.

You’ve been exposed. So beat feet. We can’t afford any more entitlement candidates.

Who then? September 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Don’t forget that elitist Trump. Walker couldn’t finish college, so maybe he’s your guy. But he’s the puppet of the elitist Koch Brothers. What about Carson? Oh yeah, he was a welfare and public assistance mooch. Many times it appears he may have practiced his surgery skills on him self at some point. Where’s Sarah when you need her?

flip September 1, 2015 at 5:10 pm

Did we ever find Kenyan Muslim Obama’s grades? They would be as ‘real’ as his fake birth certificate.

flip September 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Excellent points. Another police officer murdered today because of Obama. What is sad is you know he enjoys it…it furthers his agenda of transforming America into the chaotic zoo he grew up in…

Sic Semper Tyrannis September 1, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Sicko !!!

flip September 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Obama loves dead cops.Even better if they are white, dead cops.His mentor Bill Ayers loved dead, white cops.

In fact I would guess for the 2nd time in her life Michelle is proud of her country?

Sic Semper Tyrannis September 1, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Whew, u r trashed I see.

Sic Semper Tyrannis September 1, 2015 at 5:57 pm

So today is the cop deal not the baby guts deal. ?

flip September 1, 2015 at 6:02 pm

What is the difference between Obama and the Democratic Party’s support of /Black Lives Matter/New Black Panthers and Bill Ayers/Weather Underground?

Moreover, Ayers is at best exceptionally disingenuous when he falsely claimed in theState-Journal Register interview: “We never hurt anybody and we never killed anybody.”

As the FBI reports: “The FBI doggedly pursued these terrorists as their attacks mounted. Many members were soon identified, but their small numbers and guerilla tactics helped them hide under assumed identities. In 1978, however, the Bureau arrested five members who were plotting to bomb a politician’s office. More were arrested when an accident destroyed the group’s bomb factory in Hoboken, New Jersey. Others were identified after two policemen and a Brinks’ driver were murdered in a botched armored car robbery in Nanuet, New York … ” (Italics mine)

Sic Semper Tyrannis September 1, 2015 at 6:08 pm

I enjoy anything you say. Your day is the same as mine.

flip September 1, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Ask Will if you can work midnight-6…that appears more your speed….have a good night

Sic Semper Tyrannis September 1, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Bad day ? Sorry for you. Mine rocked, Banged the girl 2 times. Listen to your whinning, priceless !!!

Rocky Verdad September 1, 2015 at 7:24 pm

This is what Bush has to talk about? If I was him I’d be more concerned about being at 6% behind Donalds behind. And his latest ad, what a joke. Trying to tell Trumpeters that Trump’s not a real Republican. Duh!! Clueless, that’s why the support thim.


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