Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Why I like Jeb

Via Education Intelligence Agency

Be Careful What You Wish For.

Florida voters set themselves up for a mess when they approved a constitutional amendment to reduce class sizes in the state's public schools, but returned to office the man who campaigned strenuously against the measure: Gov. Jeb Bush. Faced with implementing an initiative he opposes, Gov. Bush squared the circle by floating his own method to cut class sizes… offer vouchers to students in overcrowded classrooms. "It's a cost-effective way of dealing with this issue," said the governor.

As you might imagine, supporters of the amendment are apoplectic. "It's totally inappropriate to empty classrooms by sending kids to private schools," state Sen. Debbie Wasserman told the Miami Herald. "That's not what the voters voted for."

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