Obama and Jeb Bush- a bipartisan push for education
March 4th, 2011
11:13 AM ET
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Obama and Jeb Bush- a bipartisan push for education

Miami (CNN) - The old adage that politics makes strange bedfellows will be alive and well Friday when President Obama and Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush make a joint appearance in the sunshine state. The two are joining forces to discuss education as the president begins a month-long public push for the country to "out-educate" the world.

Both men will appear at Central High School in Miami to tout the school’s turnaround in performance. For Bush it’s an opportunity to highlight an issue he championed in office, and continues to do so in private life. For Obama, he gets a picture of bi-partisan support for an issue he has repeatedly stressed is in desperate need of reform if the country wants to lead the 21st century.


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  1. terry, va

    Jeb Bush has more class than 99% of this country. If Obummie would have talked about my brother like he did I'd punch him out. I sure would not be seen with the guy.

    March 4, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    President Obama is WAAAAAYYYY ahead of us

    To him, he can get along with anyone that’s on the same page – it does not matter the “party.”

    He set his goals – accomplished them it the first two years (the reason for the RUSH and the “fierce urgency of NOW”) and now while the RIGHT battles to UNDO and OBSTRUCT and NOT COMPROMISE and CATCH UP – President Obama has moved on to BETTER things – “out-educate the rest of the world” in order to WIN THE FUTURE!!

    You have Wisconsin stuck in a rattle
    And Ohio taking on a battle
    Other states debating to join the crew
    The American people saying “I dare you”
    The far-RIGHT cries “my way” or NONE
    The Right all confused and about to be UNDONE
    Ridiculous candidates on the RIGHT running for FUN
    What was that “FLASH” – it’s President Obama on the RUN
    About time others catch him – he’ll have everything DONE!!!

    Yes we can!!!

    March 4, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Education without jobs, is meaningless. Stop putting the cart before the horse.

    March 4, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  4. Inmyopinion

    Why does President Obama feel he has to push for the country to out-educate the world if teachers on CNN, FOX News keep claiming that they deserve the good pay, expensive pension plans, high benefits because they are giving children a great education?

    These action by President Obama & Gov. Bush is contradictory to the claims of teachers protesting in Wisconsin.

    I keep seeing bumper stickers that read "thank a teacher if you can read this" but President Obama sees it differently or he and Gov. Bush wouldn't be pushing for better education.

    I liked President Obama's idea that teachers should be held accountable and be paid according to their teaching, as I see it many teachers need to go back to school themselves or we wouldn't be out-educated by the world as children in most other countries learn to speak up to 3 languages, know more of American history than American children, know world geography while our children barely know the states and can do math without a computer or calculator.

    Children in foreign countries concentrate on math, science, history, biology, reading/writing, grammar, geography, music history, art history and yes in many countries they study religions and it's impact on societies. Our kids waste precious learning time on growing a vegetable garden, listening to a teacher's personal views on politics, watching a Hollywood movie without parental consent, talking about condoms, sex, etc....it's no wonder President Obama is worried and is taking action.

    March 4, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  5. Asia Rockstar

    Well done President Obama (I love saying that:) and Jeb Bush. This is the first time I've publicly seen a Republican join forces with a sitting Dem to support public Education. Excellent work gentlemen.

    March 4, 2011 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  6. Canuk eh!

    Rick – without education these kids end up flipping burgers.

    March 4, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |