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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:28 PM
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Neil Bush's firm scams america's schools

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.bus...


Neil Bush's firm gets education act funds
President's brother is head of company; parents own stake


A company led by President Bush's brother and partly owned by his parents is benefiting from Republican connections and federal money targeted for economically disadvantaged students under the No Child Left Behind Act.

With investments from his parents, George and Barbara Bush, and other backers, Neil Bush's company, Ignite Learning, has placed its products in 40 U.S. school districts and plans to market internationally.

At least 13 U.S. school districts have used federal funds available through the president's signature education program, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, to buy Ignite's portable learning centers at $3,800 apiece.

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But Ignite does not offer reading instruction, and its math program is not available until next year.

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In addition to federal or state funds, foundations and corporations have helped buy Ignite products. The Washington Times Foundation, backed by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, head of the South Korea-based Unification Church, has peppered classrooms throughout Virginia with Ignite's COWs under a $1 million grant.

Oil companies and Middle East interests with long political ties to the Bush family have made similar bequests. Aramco Services Co., an arm of the Saudi-owned oil company, has donated COWs to schools, as have Apache Corp., BP and Shell Oil.

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this is a long article and the snips tell how Barbara Bush has put money and directives into the scam

I'm surprised the article didn't mention how Jeb has his finger in the pot too.


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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:33 PM
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1. And don't forget the tax break his mom got for her Katirna Relief donation
The donation she stipulated must go to Neil's firm! Believe I read that she is an investor in that firm also.

Nice family, those bushes :thumbsdown:
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:38 PM
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2. the entire bush clan leeches off the public coffers.
Welfare, Bush style.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:45 PM
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3. "Those boys have a right to make a living"
So said Poppy as prez when previous allegations against Shrub, Neil, Jeb-Crow-Shrub, et al., surfaced.
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