Obama, Jeb Bush claiming “common ground on education”

Obama, Jeb Bush to Visit Miami High School

MIAMI (AP) – When President Barack Obama and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stand side
by side at a Miami high school, it will be an opportunity for the Democrat to show a bipartisan approach to education reform while allowing the Republican to push his own nationwide message on the issue.

Obama and Bush have common ground on education. Both support increasing the number
of charter schools, tying teacher evaluations to student performance on standardized tests and setting high standards and accountability. They also believe education is key to invigorating
U.S. competitiveness.

The joint appearance comes as Obama aims to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act – signed into law by the governor’s brother, former President George W. Bush, no less.

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