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The Louisiana emails include little information about education policymaking in the state. However, there is some interesting information in the emails.
- An April 26, 2011, email indicates that Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education,
through its Chiefs for Change project, had engaged John Bailey, a director of Dutko
Grayling. CEO Patricia Levesque wrote to State Schools Superintendent Paul Pastorek:
John Bailey, whom you met over the phone, will be on the call to provide
an update on reauthorization discussions on the Hill. He is going to be on
contract with the Foundation to assist with the Chiefs’ DC activities in
light of Angie’s departure.
- Dutko has been accused of working with industry front groups in the past. For
example, Dutko worked with AIDS Responsibility Project (ARP), an industry-
supported effort “described by an HIV/AIDS policy activist as a ‘drug industry-
funded front group.'”
- There are records of the Foundation for Excellence in Education reimbursing Paul
Pastorek and John White, the two men who led the state’s education department, for their
travel to Orlando and Washington, D.C., for events sponsored by FEE and the Chiefs for