By Christina Samuels
The latest National Summit on Education Reform is taking place at a time when the federal role in education is receding before the power of states.
And that’s just the way Jeb Bush, the founder of the organization that has hosted the summit for the past seven years, likes it.
“This new administration and this Congress have a real opportunity to bring wholesale disruption to education,” said Bush, the chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, during a keynote address at the summit’s Thursday session.
“They can start by lifting the federal government’s heavy hand in setting education policy. The real place for change is in the states, and the real power should be with parents,” he said.