As Florida's schools face more budget cuts, former Governor Jeb Bush's top economic adviser is joining Miami-Dade County's teachers union in urging that lawmakers spend more on education.
A paper commissioned by United Teachers of Dade calls for a
nonpartisan discussion of long-term issues and options.
It urges the participation of all stake-holders under the leadership of Bush's successor, Governor Charlie Crist.
It was written by Antonio Villamil. He was the chairman of
Bush's council of economic advisers.
Bush was at loggerheads with teachers unions, which opposed most of his education policies including private school vouchers and
Crist is on better terms with the teachers.