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Yours students in the US falling behind their global competition data -- -- that.
What more parents are choosing to educate their kids -- charter schools so take a look at this in just the last four years the number of charter schools in the United States has soared.
From just over 4000 to well over 5000.
And joining us now is one man leading that push in northern Texas George P.
Bush is the chairman of Fort Worth uplift education -- son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush.
At a former high school teacher himself George welcome back.
To be back thank you for having me this morning so George what this project you're pushing charter schools -- what's better about charter schools.
The results kind of speak for themselves.
-- 100% of uplift educations.
Children end up going to college are acceptance rate is -- in college and the cult system is through the roof.
Our teachers are passion with -- lot of our teachers from Teach for America.
And we're far exceeding kind of the average traditional public.
Education offering here in the state of Texas and so really excited to be part of this effort.
Part of the public charter movement which is really taking on a grassroots element here in the state.
Right so -- 90% of uplift students.
Are minorities and nearly 60%.
Come from low income families does this have to do with school choice charge.
It has a lot to do a school choice but to typically a lot of these kids whether there.
From socially or economically disadvantaged areas of -- state.
Traditionally have only one choice in these are traditionally failing or underperforming.
Schools that are that are encapsulated -- -- Tired of public education system and so.
And -- he's like uplift education and others here in the state -- are trying to change that and provide.
And some kind of option now -- for parents that care about their children's future but don't have the financial means.
To send their kids to private school -- that's what.
Public charter schools are all about right so -- it's -- wishing for a he had accepted through a lottery so who pays for this has to sustain itself.
We'll -- this -- this schools -- our essentially receive their funding from the public independent school districts in which we operate.
The only difference is that we get to implement our own curriculum our -- tried intrude the successful methodology and educating kids and getting them.
To college yet many -- -- -- -- situation different to start for interrupting but isn't -- -- -- -- indifferent.
It is is different we don't have to except.
We we get to select passionate teachers that are necessarily part of a labor or pay them based on tenure we pay them based on success in the classroom.
Which is essential element I think to improving.
Public education I think what separates uplift from others.
You know it's -- to -- -- your dad's very aggressive and and very reform minded when it comes to education did that spur you into this.
It had a lot to do -- that it also had a lot to do with my background in public education as a former high school teacher before.
Working my -- campaigning going to law school myself and feel feel passionate about the issue I've always felt that kids.
Born in the wrong zip code unfortunately -- left behind in our public education system and when I was approached by the leadership to get involved if I thought this is a great opportunity.
Two to highlight this important issue in our inner inner cities.
Thank you for doing that on our show of course we saw that in waiting for Superman that documentary just heartbreaking.
To see those families wait for that number to come out of a lottery system so that their kid.
They could have a chance and so many of them don't get it but -- getting it in Texas thanks to you George P.
Bush thanks so much.
Thank you I --
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