Halifax – The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) is pleased to announce that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is the special guest speaker at its 15th anniversary dinner in Moncton in June.

Billed as the Education Dinner, the title of the evening is Choice Works: Educating our way to self-sufficiency. The dinner will be held on Tuesday, June 1st at the Delta Hotel Beausejour in Moncton. Tickets are available by contacting AIMS through its website at www.AIMS.ca.

AIMS President & CEO Charles Cirtwill says the theme for the celebration comes from the Institute’s significant research in education policy over its 15 years, policy changes that have been tested and proven in Florida through education reforms championed by Governor Jeb Bush.

“Florida raised academic standards, required accountability in public schools and created the most ambitious school choice program in the United States,” says Cirtwill. “The transformation is measurable. More students are reading, writing and doing math and science on or above grade level. More high school seniors are earning a diploma and fewer students are dropping out.”

In 2007, after leaving office, Governor Bush started the Foundation for Excellence in Education which is based on his belief that providing a high quality education to all students ensures our children have the skills to compete and succeed in the increasingly competitive global marketplace.

Cirtwill says BushÅfs message that an educated workforce will attract investors to create high-wage jobs and produce prosperity fits well with New BrunswickÅfs quest for self-sufficiency.

AIMS is an independent, non-partisan public policy think tank based in Halifax. It brings a uniquely AtlanticÅ@Canadian voice to regional, national and internationalÅ@issues that matter to our day to day lives.

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Charles Cirtwill, President & CEO

Barbara Pike, Vice President