Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) is usually no fan of the Obama administration, but when it comes to education policy, the two are like peas in a pod.

The now-conservative activist appeared with ex-presidential candidate Rev. Al Sharpton and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at a charter school and a public on Philadelphia on Thursday. The event is part of a road trip the trio is taking to promote education reform.

Gingrich tweeted about the stop today:

I am in philadelphia visiting a charter school and a public school with sect arne duncan and rev al sharpton to learn and advocate reform

Gingrich has previously made public comments supportive of President Barack Obama's health reform agenda. The road trip will also stop in Baltimore and New Orleans with other locations to be announced.