Tag: Margaret Spellings

Margaret Spellings: Obama has failed to lead on education

As the RNC wound down today, it took a sharp turn back towards partisanship in education reform, with former U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings offering the week’s hardest knock on President Obama’s education record. Former President George W. Bush reached across the aisle to work with the late U.S. Sen.[Read More…]

The Tea Party case for eliminating the U.S. Department of Education

Tea Party groups succeeded in pushing the Republican Party platform to the right this year, but they failed to restore a former plank they favor: Eliminating the U.S. Department of Education. The effort was led by FreedomWorks, the advocacy group chaired by former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey and[Read More…]

Centrists hold keys on ed reform

At the RNC in Tampa this week, a small but bright constellation is scheduled to line up on education reform. Democrat Michelle Rhee, who famously tangled with teachers unions as schools chief in Washington D.C., will share a spotlight with Jeb Bush, who has praised President Obama’s ed initiatives, and Condoleezza Rice, who[Read More…]