Friday, February 13, 2004


Someone asked about stories in Texas, and one that continues to make the rounds is that about Neil Bush and his generous donation of $115,000 to the Houston ISD. There is a string attached - the money is to be used by the school district to purchase educational software from Neil's company, Ignite! Inc. The deal has left at least a couple of people wondering. One is Coletta Sayer, president of the Houston Classroom Teacher's Association, who has said" We are not eager to see this happen. Another is Rick Cohen, executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, who has said that the deal smacked of "self-dealing."

Mr Bush has issued the following statement:

The benevolence of community support for educational initiatives within our city should be openly entertained as an available catalyst to help our Houston area public schools succeed.

Why does this not comfort me?

link here