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What We're Reading | February 10, 2012

February 10, 2012 by George W. Bush Presidential Center

Charter Schools, Pensions and Golden Handcuffs: Robert Costrell and Michael Podgursky, Bush Institute Fellows in Education Reform, are mentioned for their characterization of “Golden Handcuffs” which suggests that current pension systems are penalizing teachers who change jobs or move.  (Forbes, Josh Barro) Venezuela primary to set up Capriles-Chavez showdown: The Venezuelan opposition primary is scheduled for Sunday and the likely victor will be the young governor, Henrique Capriles.  The hope is that Capriles will unify the historically unorganized opposition which will result in the long awaited defeat of socialist President Hugo Chavez.  In fact, “Remaining united will be essential for the opposition if they are to mount a serious challenge.”  (Chicago Tribune, Brian Ellsworth) What Women Want in Their Leaders: The assumption would be that women prefer to be led by other women because “female leaders are more able to represent women’s interests and promote the aspirations of up-and-coming women”.  However, research shows that this may not be the case.  In fact, findings show that women have no particular preference for female or male leaders but they have specific preferences when it comes to “the style of leadership and the actions leaders take that help women move up in their organization.” (Harvard Business Review, Athena Vongalis-Macrow and Andrea Gallant)  


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George W. Bush Presidential Center

PRESERVING HISTORY

GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

As the 13th presidential library, the Bush Library and Museum promotes an understanding of the American presidency, examines the specific time in history during which President Bush served, and provides access to official records and artifacts from the Bush Administration.

SHAPING THE FUTURE

THE GEORGE W. BUSH INSTITUTE

The Bush Institute is an action-oriented, nonpartisan policy organization that cultivates leaders, fosters policies to solve today’s most pressing challenges, and takes action to save and change lives. Our work is inspired by the principles that guide President and Mrs. Bush in public life.

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