Jeb Bush Highlights Partnering with Urban League to Build Charter Schools in Fla.
JEB BUSH: "After I lost my first election in 1994, I went through a period what some people might call self-reflection, but I referred to it as listening and learning. I converted to my wife's catholic faith. I went to family courthouses where there were cases of children abused and neglected. And parents trying, but unable, to meet their obligations because of barriers, language, skills or otherwise that held them back. In my next campaign, I visited 250 schools across Florida. Many of them in low income communities. I also partnered with the Urban League of greater Miami to do something that was totally new to me. Together we built the Liberty City Charter School, and at that time there were no charters in Florida. So we said let's change the law, let's go build a charter school. Let's start something new and hopeful for people who shouldn't have to wait for a real opportunity. And together we got it done. That first year 90 black children in liberty city began their journey toward success."