Global Conference 2017

Global Conference 2017

Part 1: A Conversation with Betsy DeVos, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education | Part 2: U.S. Education Policy Discussion

Monday, May 1, 2017 / 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Despite highly visible and well-funded efforts to improve public education in the United States, significant challenges remain. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks one-on-one with Lowell Milken about her priorities in the new administration.

  • What have we learned from the federal government's role in education?
  • Should accountability, innovation and choice in public schools be mandated at the federal level?
  • Can educators and elected officials cross the political divide to develop bipartisan strategies to improve education?


Betsy DeVos

Secretary, U.S. Department of Education


Lowell Milken

Founder, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET); Chairman and Co-Founder, Milken Family Foundation


William Bennett

Former U.S. Secretary of Education; Chairman, Conservative Leaders for Education

Steve Bullock

Governor, Montana

Jeb Bush

President, Founder and Chairman, Foundation for Excellence in Education; 43rd Governor of Florida

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