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President George W. Bush observed a moment of silence on Sept. 11, 2001, at the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, for victims of the terrorist attacks. Bush had chosen the school in one of Sarasota's poorest neighborhoods to launch a national reading campaign. Though the day forever altered Bush’s presidential priorities, it didn’t end his push for education reform. (Chris O'Meara/AP file) President George W. Bush observed a moment of silence on Sept. 11, 2001, at the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, for victims of the terrorist attacks. Bush had chosen the school in one of Sarasota's poorest neighborhoods to launch a national reading campaign. Though the day forever altered Bush’s presidential priorities, it didn’t end his push for education reform. (Chris O'Meara/AP file)

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