As First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush led an array of governmental, educational, and philanthropic endeavors, including promoting child development, education, teacher training, literacy, and women's health both at home and abroad. During her husband's presidency, she made 3 trips to Afghanistan and spoke out against the Taliban's oppression of women. After President Bush's second term, she wrote her memoir, Spoken from the Heart, and continued working in education and on global women's health issues.
She holds a bachelor's degree in early education from Southern Methodist University, and earned her master's in library science from the University of Texas.
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