Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his sister Doro Bush Koch are now leading the foundation started by their mother more than 20 years ago.
Former first lady Barbara Bush announced Thursday in Houston, Texas that her son and daughter were the new co-chairs of the foundation dedicated to improving literacy across the country.
The 86-year-old Barbara Bush will remain involved with the foundation as the honorary chair.
“My sister and I want to continue the national work my mom has done for many years,” Jeb Bush said in an email to The Associated Press.
Barbara Bush started her foundation in 1989, when her husband George H.W. Bush was president. Since then it has awarded more than $40 million to 902 family literacy programs nationwide.
“I am very proud of what the foundation has accomplished in the last 20 years, but there still is so much more to do,” Barbara Bush said in a statement. “Far too many Americans still lack the basic skills of reading, writing, and comprehension. With Doro and Jeb’s leadership and experience, the foundation will grow to the next level and expand our efforts to instill a love of reading in homes in every state.’”
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While I am not a fan of the Bushes as presidents, I am a fan of literacy.