Jeb Bush to address legislative meeting, school choice supporters

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report

Published: 10-Aug-2010

The Foundation for Excellence in Education, the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), and the Oklahoma Business and Education Coalition (OBEC) have announced that Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida from 1999-2007, will address the Oklahoma State Legislature in a special joint meeting of House and Senate members.

The meeting will take place in the chambers of the state House of Representatives on Wednesday, August 11, at 10:15 a.m.

Governor Bush will share successes and lessons from the Florida Formula for Student Achievement as part of a widespread effort to improve the quality of education in Oklahoma.

The meeting will be presided over by Chris Benge, Speaker of the House, and Glenn Coffee, Senate President Pro Tempore.

After the joint meeting, Governor Bush will join Oklahoma lawmakers and representatives from OCPA and OBEC for a press conference in the state Capitol. Bush will also be meeting with supporters of school choice.