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What We're Reading (and Watching) | May 4, 2012

May 4, 2012 by George W. Bush Presidential Center

With the Chen Case, U.S. Credibility is on the Line:  Up until his April 22nd escape, Chen Guangcheng  had been silenced and detained by the Chinese government for speaking out against China’s “one-child” policy.   After his escape, Chen’s family members were either taken into custody or placed under guard by Chinese security forces.  Bob Fu, founder and president of the China Aid Association, recognizes that “This is a pivotal moment for U.S. human rights diplomacy,” arguing that “the United States must stand firmly with this broadly popular individual or risk losing credibility as a defender of freedom and the rule of law.” (Washington Post, Bob Fu) Ed. Department Offers States Feedback on Waivers:  The 26 states (plus the District of Columbia) that applied for No Child Left behind waivers received feedback on their pending applications from the Department of Education.  This article outlines the specific feedback given in response to each letter and identifies common areas of concern across the board. (Education Week, Alyson Klein) CNN: Keeping America Great:


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George W. Bush Presidential Center

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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.

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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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