Speaker's Biography:

William Bennett
Former U.S. Secretary of Education; Author, "Is College Worth It?"

William Bennett, a former U.S. secretary of education and author, is one of America's most familiar voices on cultural, political and education issues. He was education secretary in the Reagan administration as well as the nation's first drug czar under the first President Bush. An award-winning professor, he taught at Boston University, the University of Texas and Harvard University. Bennett is the author of more than 25 books, the most recent being "Is College Worth It?" He is the host of "Morning In America," the seventh-largest nationally syndicated radio show. Bennett is also senior advisor to Udacity.com, an online higher education company based in Palo Alto, and senior advisor to Project Lead the Way. Bennett holds a bachelor's degree from Williams College, a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas and a law degree from Harvard University. He is the recipient of more than 30 honorary degrees.