Former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings shares a national leader’s perspective on accountability.
From 2005 to 2009, Margaret Spellings served as the U.S. Secretary of Education, where she had responsibility for implementing No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The bipartisan initiative, which President George W. Bush signed into law in 2002, provided greater accountability for the education of 50 million U.S. public school students. From 2001 to 2005, the University of Houston graduate was Chief Domestic Policy Advisor for President Bush.
Spellings worked for President Bush both before and after his time in the White House. She served as a senior advisor to President Bush when he was Governor of Texas, and she was named President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in 2013. In 2016, Spellings was appointed President of the University of North Carolina System.