Could Jeb Bush Be the Next U.S. Secretary of Education?
Bill O'Reilly, reporting live Thursday from the Republican National Convention in Tampa during FOX's "O'Reilly Factor," had this to say after former Gov. Jeb Bush's elaborate speech on education:
"If Mitt Romney wins, Jeb Bush could be the next secretary of education."
In his remarks, Bush made a broad plea for educational reform in America, arguing in impassioned remarks that securing "a future that is equal to our potential as a nation" is contingent on raising standards in American schools, and providing students of all backgrounds with increased educational opportunities.
Bush was joined onstage by Texas Rep. Sean Duffy. Joining him, too, was Frantz Placide, who attended an inner-city school in Miami. Bush argued that students are afforded unequal educational opportunities in the classroom - a "failure" he cast as "the great moral and economic issue of our time."
"We say that every child in America has an equal opportunity," the popular former governor said. "Tell that to a kid in whose classroom learning isn't respected. The sad truth is that equality of opportunity doesn't exist in many of our schools. We give some kids a chance, but not all."
O'Reilly's probably onto something.