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Former First Lady Barbara Bush is not sitting back she is continuing to take out a big crowd which is your children and their education.
After that point the finger at the government she's promoting family literacy -- on parents to -- more involved.
And she's -- some help from her daughter in law former First Lady Laura Bush.
This -- necessary upgrade to see you.
I give an op Ed about education.
We have some say about education these days.
I certainly do I'm really worried about it but and I don't and -- governor and legislators -- of our state and others.
But our state.
Which used to being.
You know the best practically we have gone way down compared to other states.
And you know if we don't educate our children it's going to cost us.
Billions of dollars later and we're going to have teenage pregnancies -- -- have kids without jobs and it just breaks my heart so I really felt.
But I should speak up I don't think government can do everything at all parents grandparents.
Everybody should say the system of national crisis is dispensed any thing in our country and we've got to.
And not be lazy parents and not being lazy neighbors but we've got to help children get to school on time have healthy meals.
I -- -- mrs.
Obama's doing incidentally on the -- But I would like to have.
Parents be parents don't tell me that PTA meetings are boring they -- but so what -- -- your kids.
Not how do we.
Get people going on education I mean it's it's a huge problem and I saw the numbers in your articles on the night.
Texas 36 in the nation high school graduates.
38 million tech at three point eight million Texas and Texans don't have a high school diploma.
You're -- -- -- border killing us it's a bit of its total forty convertible SAT you know Laura.
Bush this very day -- get here.
Because the ice storm in Dallas is starting an initiative on middle school.
And she says.
That this is where we can help our children keep them in school or this is where they drop out so she's -- to work on middle school jab.
After -- third grade you've got to the fourth grade and if you've.
You can't read but the -- you can learn to read up till the fifth third grade fourth grade -- -- to learn.
And I think that's.
It's important that we do not push our children up for social reasons.
Well what does happen I mean I sort of had the thought that in the fifties and sixties that there is a higher graduation rate from high school -- -- -- -- so what has changed me where is our curriculum -- or were.
Lost discipline in the classroom where -- it went.
More children obviously.
And I don't know the answer but I do think that with parents both working and you're tired.
Mean I understand that.
I had the great luxury of not working -- I was tired -- -- -- but I think when they come home.
You should see that they don't sit by the television.
At least have some discipline in the family.
So that you don't sit by the television.
You don't play games those video games until you've done your homework.
And parents should take an interest.
I don't think they do -- parents can't read and write them -- apparent seven at school now that these other generation that's why we're very active in family literacy.
Teaching the mother or the father or the grandmother.
To read at the same time we have the children in the same location but a different room -- they get together and read together saved all sorts of different things have been.
But your right -- parents don't read without a stop that.
I'm against it that -- -- would be shot by the office I'm against English as a second language my great grandmother came here's a German.
-- that someone.
Giver English as a second language -- learned that three months its its survival.
And you say it in schools all around now where you're allowed to.
Speak English only and you sink or swim in this they say they swim.
Consider immigrants from all different countries outs in the school in Boston where they asked me to read on some -- sales -- different languages.
But in three months they learned English name where we've we've got to.
Real problem in public schools but Jeb.
Jeb who did but Florida from the bottom to the top you -- should be talking to him because he had.
He had all sorts of it accountability.
No social promotions.
Just a lot of things but any differences -- -- a child once a week that for the eight years he was governor.
Because he knew.
Someone needed to know that chiles today in the mid to care about the -- shouldn't even be re looking at even the classroom about whether we should have more disciplined -- -- I think there should be no and this is not just.
They lower grades I think there should be no telephones so or cameras allowed in the -- for a I was shocked when I sold some teenage girls were sort of making up to the press the teacher someone else filming at the poor guy he's.
Fending them off but no no telephones no camera -- And if that should be rules I came -- -- talked to about education and see the president about pressuring I have to ask you about this metal freedom.
-- very exciting.
-- is very excited inside visit isn't.
He doesn't travel very much that this was just.
Off the -- I -- all the children.
Are going to be there I believe that the children sixty and on down but we're very excited.
With -- very kind of President Obama but does serve.
No one deserves it more she -- in months but nobody got I was teased and -- president.
To me he's like one of the -- Hardest people in the world in it because who will not talk about himself right in it this was he's busiest time about President Reagan.
But it is if if you ever want to get the president talked about himself he's the world's worst in Libya but have we got an army who we'll talk about it.
Don't you were necessary -- give interviews but -- on my.
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