Governor Jeb Bush recognized Idaho’s Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna for their bold efforts to reform Idaho’s education system in his speech at the Republican National Convention tonight.
“Idaho's Governor Otter and Superintendent Luna are raising up the best teachers and separating out the ineffective ones. That earned some enemies. Some of them slashed the superintendent's tires. But he didn't back down,” Governor Bush said.
Governor Bush also highlighted other bold education reforms taking place in Indiana, Louisiana, New Mexico, Maine, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada and Tennessee.
“I was honored to be mentioned by Governor Jeb Bush in his speech to the Republican National Convention tonight. He is a true leader in education reform,” Superintendent Luna said. “I am excited about what we have been able to accomplish in Idaho through Students Come First. These education reform laws will improve educational opportunities for all Idaho students, no matter where they live. Idaho's Governor, state legislators, and hard-working teachers and parents deserve national attention for their great work in this direction.”