Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will help Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell promote his agenda for K-12 schools Wednesday night by phoning in to a town hall-style meeting with constituents from around the state.


Former Florida governor Jeb Bush jokes while reading to kindergartners during a visit to an Orlando elementary school in 2010. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)

McDonnell has been pushing bills to make it easier to establish charter schools and fire failing teachers and principals.

He’s also called for repealing the so-called Kings Dominion law that sets the first day of school after Labor Day, but that effort died in the Senate at the urging of the tourism industry.