25 March 2006

Mrs. Bush wanted to do something specifically for education and specifically for the thousands of students flooding into the Houston schools

An episode in Bush clan philanthropy.
Former first lady Barbara Bush gave relief money to a hurricane relief fund on the condition that it be spent to buy educational software from her son Neil's company.

The chief of staff of former President George H.W. Bush would not disclose the amount earmarked for purchases from Ignite Learning.

Since Barbara Bush's gift, the Ignite Learning program has been given to eight public schools with high numbers of Hurricane Katrina evacuees, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Just another audacious example of greed.

Of course, Mrs. Bush did say those people displaced by Katrina were better off anyways


So hurricane victims get free educational software. Nice.