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Bokova And Bush: Literacy For Peace In honor of International Literacy Day (September 8), Mrs. Laura Bush co-wrote an opinion editorial with Irina Bokova, UNESCO’s Director-General, calling attention to the negative impact of illiteracy in certain countries saying that “we must focus where needs are most acute — in countries emerging from conflict, moving from autocracy to democracy, from poverty to prosperity. In these situations, education provides a stake in peace. It is the best way to build the future.” My view: to unions, Chicago is the next Wisconsin (CNN, Schools of Thought) Collin Hitt, a senior fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute, weighs in on the Chicago teachers union strike expressing his concern that this debate has become about jobs instead of students. Hitt walks through education reform efforts (and roadblocks) that have taken place in the region over the past 3 years saying “there is a growing recognition of the need for change.”
TARIFFIED: Trade Talk with Matthew Rooney
This week, trade relations between the U.S. and India are continuing to escalate. Earlier this month, the U.S. stopped granting India special trade privileges by taking away the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, and India has responded by enforcing more tariffs of its own. The George W. Bush-SMU Economic Growth Initiative Director Matthew Rooney breaks down the trade conflict: For more information on trade groups and the global economy, visit www.bushcenter.org/scorecard.
How Trade Spreads Holiday Cheer
It is projected that the average American household will spend more than $1,000 during the holidays this year.
Deporting Salvadorans May Lead to Economic Decline
We should think carefully about a policy whose major impacts are likely to be reductions in employment and economic activity here at home, and increased instability and lawlessness along our borders.
Bush Institute's Laura Collins Talks Immigration on Good Morning Texas
Last week, Deputy Director of Economic Growth at the George. W. Bush Institute Laura Collins spoke with Good Morning Texas about immigration myths. During the interview, Collins had the opportunity to set the record straight and address common misconceptions about legal immigrants living in America today. The segment was inspired from facts released earlier this fall by the Bush Institute in the third edition of America's Advantage: A Handbook on Immigration and Economic Growth. Watch the full Good Morning Texas interview here.