This post reprinted and adapted courtesy of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Jaryn at the organization’s press office.November 24, 2014.
On November 20-21, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), hosted the organization’s 2014 National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C. At the nation’s premier annual education forum, lawmakers and policymakers were immersed in two days of in-depth discussions on proven policies and innovative strategies to improve student achievement.
Governor Bush opened the Summit with a breakfast keynote on November 20 and investigative journalist and author Amanda Ripley closed the two-day event. The rest of the Summit included keynote and general sessions with national and international leaders and strategy sessions covering some of the hottest topics and latest innovations in education. Annually, this event provides lawmakers, policymakers, educators and advocates the opportunity to learn about successful education reforms happening throughout world and together build consensus and form solutions to shared challenges.
Summit Video Highlights
National Political Correspondent and Author Juan Williams
66th Secretary of State of the United States Condoleezza Rice
United States Senator for Florida Marco Rubio
- The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time: Access to a Quality Education:Founder of Parents’ Transparency Project Campbell Brown
Superintendent, Louisiana Recovery School District Patrick Dobard
Principal of Success Academy Harlem Central Andrew Malone
- Investigative Journalist and Author Amanda Ripley
What They Are Saying
Tampa Bay Times: “Bush opened his 20-minute address by telling the audience that 61 years ago Thurgood Marshall came to Washington – and stayed in the same hotel – to argue Brown vs. Board of Education before the Supreme Court. Barriers fell, Bush said, but black and Hispanic children still lag. ‘This is a civil rights crisis in every sense of the term,’ he said.”
McClatchy: “‘Too often the bar is set too low and too little is expected of children who could do far more,’ he said, speaking at the opening of a conference of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a think tank that he chairs. ‘What is in danger here is not public education but the core idea that defines America… As educational opportunity becomes harder to attain, so does economic opportunity,’ Bush said.”
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