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Margaret Spellings

Why It's Unlikely That North Carolina Schools Would Lose Federal Funding

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings insisted in a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday that the public universitie...

North Carolina's Anti-LGBTQ Law Has A Major Hole In It

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics

A controversial new law in North Carolina that dictates where trans students at public colleges can go to the bathroom does not include anything about...

Margaret Spellings Avoids Criticizing North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Discrimination Law

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings said Tuesday the school system is still working to understand a controversial anti-LGBT bill...

Students Are Trying To Remove UNC’s Controversial President Before She Even Starts

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.10.2015 | College

A coalition of North Carolina students and faculty are protesting the decision to appoint former Bush administration official Margaret Spellings as th...

Margaret Spellings Is Too Homophobic for UNC

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 11.03.2015 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

In The Charlotte Observer today, fellow UNC alumnus and now Yale historian Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore argue that former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings must resign or openly welcome gay students, staff and faculty. I could not agree more.

Attracting Immigrants Grows Our Economy

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
The George W. Bush Institute

The country has an untapped source of economic growth potential, and that is the many creative, industrious and motivated immigrants in our country. But, too often in today's political climate, immigration is cast as a negative, with issues like border security and unauthorized immigration dominating the news cycle.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation Has Transformed Foreign Economic Aid

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

Over the last decade a quiet revolution has been underway in Washington, D.C. The change began ten years ago this week with the launch of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the U.S. corporation that has transformed the nation's foreign economic aid.

The Two Realities Facing Education

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 09.29.2014 | Education
The George W. Bush Institute

The degree to which we get students from all backgrounds ready for high-skilled jobs will determine their economic and social mobility. Here, though, is my big worry: We really haven't made up our collective mind that students from disadvantaged and minority families can be -- and should be -- educated to the highest levels.

Future Looks Bright From Silicon Valley

Mike Cassidy | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

Maybe embracing the future is an occupational hazard of working for a Silicon Valley high-tech enterprise. Or maybe it's inherent in our times -- times when the pace of change and stunning innovation seems to accelerate hourly.

When Something Goes Right...

Jack Jennings | Posted 07.06.2014 | Education
Jack Jennings

Today, for the first time ever, we can rely on what we are told is the percentage of students graduating from high school.

WATCH: Former Bush Cabinet Member Talks Education's Greatest Problems, Solutions

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact

At a time when there exists an unequal distribution of high-quality teachers and public school closures are being labeled as human rights violations, ...

WATCH: Unlocking The Potential Of Small Business In America

Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

TIME: 7:00p-8:00p EST Showcasing the power of innovative public-private partnerships, Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson moderates a panel d...

Joy Resmovits

Bush Makes A Big Announcement | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

Margaret Spellings, former President George W. Bush's second Secretary of Education, will take over his foundation and policy institute in September, ...

Congress Cedes Authority to the Obama Administration... Yet Again

Margaret Spellings | Posted 03.23.2013 | Education
Margaret Spellings

In the name of progress and prosperity for our country, we must open ourselves up to a host of educational strategies, options and experiments to advance student learning. We must hold firm that with an education and a dream, every American can make his or her own success.

No Child Left Behind: Not Dead Yet

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Adviser Speaks Out About Why She Left Romney Campaign

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush's education secretary, Margaret Spellings, has disclosed to a New York Times reporter why she has discontinued her rol...

The Romney Education Plan: Replacing Federal Overreach on Accountability With Federal Overreach on School Choice

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

Today, there's not a single Republican in the House of Representatives willing to defend federal accountability mandates. The GOP conversation has shifted to transparency. What a difference a decade makes.

Entrepreneurship Education Is Key to U.S. Economic Growth

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education
Jack E. Kosakowski

When I talk to students, I am struck by their keen insight into important issues currently affecting our economy, such as small business growth and job creation.

We Aren't Serious About Improving Education

Margaret Spellings | Posted 11.17.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

We cannot allow our policymakers to hear from those who would seek to protect the non-believers. They need to hear from all of you who believe our kids and their future is worth the investment.

Former Ed Sec Margaret Spellings: It's Not 'Us Versus Them" In Teacher Reform

Margaret Spellings | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

I'll say it again -- this can't be "us" versus "them." The most important "them" in education reform is the students, and it must be all of us for all of them.

Margaret Spellings, Former U.S. Secretary of Education, on Education Policy and Reform

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rahim Kanani

On Monday, Obama called on Congress to revamp the "No Child Left Behind" education law by the time students start a new school year in September. Spellings and I discussed the way forward for U.S. education policy and reform efforts.

Coming Together on Education Reform is Hard but Necessary Work

Margaret Spellings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

It turns out that, sometimes, what's most important is that we do the hard work of overcoming our differences, have a civil conversation, and put the future of our kids and our country first.

Margaret Spellings, Arne Duncan -- What's the Difference?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Nobody in power seems to be listening to what teachers have to say about how best to improve public education. If we have to wait twenty years for Arne Duncan to see the light, it will be too late.

Alberto Gonzales To Attend White House Correspondents' Dinner

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Guess who's coming to dinner? Well, the man who may be the biggest surprise guest at this weekend's White House Correspondents' Association dinner isn...

Bush's Magical Mystery Tour

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

To the bitter end, George W. Bush is proving to anybody willing to listen that he is not only the worst president in United States history but also just a horrible human being.