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What We're Reading | September 21, 2012

February 1, 2013 3 minute Read by Rachel Tatro

Bush touts role of principals during visit to KIPP President Bush visited the KIPP Explore and KIPP Intrepid Schools in Houston this week and met with leaders from the Houston Independent School District, KIPP and the YES Prep charter school in the North Forest district to discuss the Bush Institute’s Alliance to Reform Education Leadership Program (AREL). The discussion surrounded the importance of recruiting and training first-rate principals: "You can't have a good school until you have an innovative, well-trained principal," Bush said. Suu Kyi’s Long Journey to Freedom In honor of Aung San Suu Kyi’s historic visit to the U.S. and acceptance of the Congressional Gold Medal this week, Mrs. Laura Bush wrote this opinion in Washington Post saying, “Ms. Suu Kyi’s life and story are powerful reminders of why we must not give up on the causes of freedom and liberty.” Sweet Home Chicago loses its appeal to the tax weary During the Bush Institute Tax Competition and 4% Growth Conference: What the Midwest Can Show the Rest of the Country in Chicago this week, Amity Shlaes, Director of the 4% Growth Project, published this article in the Chicago Times. Shlaes explores why populations leave cities like Chicago, no longer a “price city but a “deal city”: “Citizens are voting with their feet, going to places where taxes are not only simpler but lower, where it's not all about whether you can get a deal.” The Lady of Burma Comes to Washington – At Last Bush Institute Executive Director James K. Glassman and Director of Human Freedom Amanda Schnetzer wrote this article after witnessing Aung San Suu Kyi’s acceptance of the Congressional Gold Medal "in recognition of her courageous and unwavering commitment to peace, nonviolence, human rights, and democracy in Burma". The article points out how far Burma has come, but that the struggle for freedom continues: “Since Suu Ky's release from house arrest in 2010 and the emergence of a civilian-led government in 2011, Burma has experienced important openings… Nevertheless, hundreds of political prisoners still sit in Burma's jails.” Suu Kyi and her story serves as an inspiration to those continuing to fight for freedom around the world.  

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