Former Florida governor and Republican presidential primary candidate Jeb Bush has traded in his University of Texas alumni hat for a professor’s pipe at Harvard—at least for a semester.
The 43rd governor of Florida, who reportedly closed the race gap in his state’s education system during his two-terms, has been appointed a visiting fellow for the fall 2016 term, the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government announced on Tuesday.
Bush, a champion of Common Core during his governorship in the Sunshine State, is also slated to deliver the annual 2016 Godkin Lecture on Thursday. Bush plans to discuss the lack of economic and social mobility in the United States and his ideas for addressing those challenges, according to Harvard.
Bush, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, will visit during the semester to lecture in the course “The Political Economy of the School,” participate in a series on education policy and research, in student study groups and an annual lecture scheduled for October.