Michael Barber and Margaret Spellings discuss the state of schools and elementary and secondary education in the United States.
Chief Education Adviser, Pearson; Founder, U.S. Education Delivery
Institute; Former Chief Adviser on Delivery to British Prime Minister
Editorial Writer, Washington Post
Margaret Spellings serves as president and chief executive officer of Margaret Spellings & Company and will assume the role of president of the George W. Bush Foundation on September 1, 2013. She is also a senior adviser to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She previously served as U.S. Secretary of Education from 2005 to 2009, White House Chief Domestic Policy Advisor from 2001-2005 and senior adviser to then-Governor George W. Bush of Texas. Ms. Spellings has also led governmental and external relations for the Texas Association of School Boards and served in key positions at Austin Community College and with the Texas Legislature.