George H.W. Bush
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Federal George H.W. Bush, the 'Education President,' Dies at 94
The 41st president of the U.S., he spearheaded a historic 1989 summit meeting with governors that helped propel the standards-based education improvement movement.
Education Bush's Early Release of NAEP Data Could Harm Credibility, Board Warns
By prematurely releasing data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, President Bush could have threatened the credibility of the testing program, the chairman of NAEP's governing board warned last week.
Education Self-Styled 'Education President' Places His Record Before Voters
In declaring himself the "education President" in 1988, George Bush virtually guaranteed education a spot in his 1992 campaign.
Education The 'Education President' at Midterm: Mismatch Between Rhetoric, Results?
During the 1988 campaign, candidate George Bush told a group of students: "I want to be the education President. I want to lead a renaissance of quality in our schools."
Student Well-Being Streetwise Students Give Bush Speech Failing Grade
If speeches could be graded like test papers, then students at one public junior high school here would have given President George Bush's unprecedented national address about drugs to school children a failing mark.
Education President Sounds Battle Cry for a National War on Drugs
On Sept. 5, President Bush delivered a nationally televised address to unveil his plan for fighting the "war on drugs." While much of his speech focused on proposals to intensify law enforcement and to provide new economic and military aid to South American nations where illegal drugs are produced, the President also outlined his plans for increased drug treatment and education. Following are excerpts from Mr. Bush's speech that focus on children and the schools.
Education A Bicentennial Invitation: Teachers Will Witness Inaugural
George O. Jones Jr., a teacher from the state of Maine, will be attending the Presidential inauguration of George Bush this week, even though he is not exactly sure why.
Education Bush Pledges His Support For Choice, But Is Mum On Private-School Option
President-elect George Bush last week signaled that public-school choice would be a high priority in his Administration, saying that expanding parents' right to choose public schools is a "national imperative."
Education Funding Education Groups Urge Bush To Back Increased School Funding
Washington--If George Bush wants to fulfill his campaign pledge to become the "education President," he should back up his rhetoric with up to $12 billion a year in additional federal money, officials of the Committee for Education Funding said last week.
"Since he has made a commitment to be the education President, we have attempted to define what that means in real terms," said Gerald Morris, the cef's president, who is deputy director of legislation for the American Federation of Teachers.