Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Jeb Bush College of Education at UF

Orlando Sentinel reported Just a few weeks after the University of Florida's faculty Senate voted against awarding Jeb Bush an honorary degree, a Republican-controlled House council decided this morning to make the university name its entire college of education after the former governor. The University of Florida's education school would be renamed the "Jeb Bush College of Education," under an amendment approved this morning by the House Schools & Learning Council. What's more, UF would also have to erect "suitable markers" noting the college's new name and include the revised name in all university documents, including catalogues and brochures.

The bill still has to pass the Senate and be signed by Crist, so it is far from a "done deal", and while I like to giggle at what the Dems at the University must be thinking, I really don't like either party thinking it has to name every public building, road, bridge, tunnel, etc after some politician.
The provision, which was inserted into a broader bill (HB 621) renaming buildings at various state universities, was offered by Rep. David Rivera, R-Miami. Rivera's a top lieutenant to House Speaker Marco Rubio, who has long admired Bush and regularly seeks counsel from the former governor.

AllahPundit blogged I freely admit, it would annoy me if the Democrats pulled this with one of their guys. But I’d like to think I’d still laugh.

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