Gov. Jeb Bush will be in Jefferson City on Thursday, March 2, to meet with members of the Missouri General Assembly to discuss education policy.
A release issued Tuesday by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce says the former Florida governor will talk with Missouri lawmakers about how school choice, along with college and career high school programs have benefited students nationwide.
“After a successful eight years as Florida’s governor, Gov. Bush established the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) in 2008 and now serves as its Chairman,” the release reads. “ExcelinEd supports states with student-centered education policy reform and has worked with more than 40 states across the nation on choice, innovation and accountability policies that can transform education for the 21st Century.”
Gov. Bush will join Dan Mehan, the President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as Reps. Kurt Bahr, Shamed Dogan, Rebecca Roeber and Sens. Bill Eigel, Ed Emery, and Andrew Koenig to speak at 11:15 a.m. in the House Lounge.
Benjamin Peters was a reporter for The Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine and also produced the #MoLeg Podcast. He joined The Missouri Times in 2016 after working as a sports editor and TV news producer in mid-Missouri. Benjamin is a graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield.