No Bush Left Behind

No Child boo$t$ Bu$h family firm
WASHINGTON – A company headed by President Bush’s brother and partly owned by his parents is benefiting from Republican connections and federal dollars targeted for economically disadvantaged students under the No Child Left Behind Act.

With investments from his parents, George H.W. and Barbara Bush, and other backers, Neil Bush’s company, Ignite! Learning, has placed its products in 40 U.S. school districts and plans to market internationally.

At least 13 U.S. school districts have used federal money available through the president’s signature education overhaul, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, to buy Ignite’s portable learning centers at $3,800 apiece. But Ignite does not offer reading instruction, and its math program is not available until next year.

The federal Department of Education does not monitor individual school district expenditures under the No Child program, but sets guidelines the states are expected to enforce, said spokesman Chad Colby.

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