Jeb Bush Tries to Quell Backlash Against Common Core
The emails date to Sept. 23, 2013, when Common Core was first becoming a national issue.
The emails on Duncan’s end were very brief. The first contained the subject heading “Rick Scott,” with a body text of “Is calling me. Any advice?” Duncan was apparently reaching out to Bush for help addressing the concerns of Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Scott, like many other Republicans in 2013, was starting to have second thoughts about Common Core as the conservative backlash against it picked up momentum.
A representative for Bush told BuzzFeed the emails reflect the bipartisan nature of Bush’s work on education since leaving the governor’s mansion.