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Education Conference Helps Business Do Better
The National Summit on Education Reform is an annual conference hosted by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush under the guise of his Foundation for Excellence in Education. Politicians, business people, and education professionals convened in Washington, DC on Tuesday and Wednesday for the conference - a meeting place for state education officials, college faculty, and businesses.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie served as keynote speakers for the conference. Both talked of the great strides made in local and national politics to aid education reform. Conference organizers hope that the convention will help businesses and education experts to share ideas for making schools better and for doing business in a more education-friendly way.
Charter school reform, technology integration, and the No Child Left Behind Act were the key points of discussion at the convention. Jeb Bush reported to MSNBC:
"We hope to get to a point where digital learning becomes a non-political issue, becomes the core way that we educate children. It's not ideological. It's really focused on customizing learning towards children and away from the systemic elements where the adults dominate education."
Conference attendees - education experts from all walks of the field - typically agree with Mr. Bush. Education should be as non-partisan and non-political as possible.
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