George W. Bush Institute

Education

Ensuring all students receive a quality education.

President and Mrs Bush in a school classroom with elementary age kids.

The Bush Institute believes that every child has the ability to learn.

We partner with nationally-known research organizations, policymakers, and school districts to ensure all Americans can access a quality education. Through the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, we also provide grants to school libraries so they can extend, update, and diversify their book and print collections.

Our Nation’s workforce and public education are profoundly connected. But the two systems often operate independently, limiting students’ futures and the capacity of our economy. State leaders can create policies that help more Americans transition from education into careers, giving people real choices for their futures.

To increase achievement for children of all races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic statues, we must have:

  • High standards and high-quality instruction
  • Quality assessments tied to those standards
  • Meaningful consequences for low performance

Experts

Read Anne Wicks's biography.
Anne Wicks

Ann Kimball Johnson Director, Education and Opportunity George W. Bush Institute

Read Eva Chiang, Ph.D.'s biography.
Eva Chiang, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Leadership and Programming George W. Bush Institute

Read Justine Taylor-Raymond's biography.
Justine Taylor-Raymond

Deputy Director, Education George W. Bush Institute

Read Alex Dowdy's biography.
Alex Dowdy

Program Manager, Education George W. Bush Institute

Read Bill Haslam's biography.
Bill Haslam

Sammons Enterprises Fellow George W. Bush Institute

Read Robert Balfanz's biography.
Robert Balfanz

Advisor, Education George W. Bush Institute

Read Matthew Clifford's biography.
Matthew Clifford

Advisor, Education George W. Bush Institute

Read Mark Dynarski's biography.
Mark Dynarski

Advisor, Education George W. Bush Institute

Read William McKenzie's biography.
William McKenzie

Senior Editorial Advisor George W. Bush Institute

Read Steve Tozer's biography.
Steve Tozer

Fellow, Education Reform Initiative George W. Bush Institute

Dr. David Chard

Dean, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, Boston University

Dr. Daniel “Danny” P. King

Former Superintendent, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District

Stephanie L. Knight

Dean, Simmons School of Education & Human Development, SMU

Dr. James "Jim" S. Lanich, Ph.D

President & CEO, Educational Results Partnership (ERP)

Mark Okada

Managing Partner, Sycamore Tree Capital Partners

Paul Pastorek

Managing Partner, Pastorek Partners; Former Superintendent of Education, Louisiana

Florence Shapiro

Former Texas State Senator

Hanna Skandera

Former Secretary of Public Education, New Mexico Department of Education

Jeremy Smith

Co-President, Rainwater Charitable Foundation

Dr. Grover “Russ” J. Whitehurst

Former Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Center on Children and Families, Brookings Institution; Editor, Evidence Speaks Project

Amy Wilkins

Senior Vice President, National Alliance for Public Charter School

Publications

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Since the start of the pandemic, college enrollment has been down by nearly a million students and by nearly 3 million over the last decade.
JUSTINE TAYLOR-RAYMOND
Deputy Director, Education George W. Bush Institute
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