University of North Carolina system President Margaret Spellings will be speaking about issues facing education as she appears on the “CBS This Morning” television news program during the 8 a.m. hour on Thursday, Oct. 27.
As part of its coverage leading up to the presidential election, the CBS network program is airing “Issues that Matter,” a series of live conversations with guest experts on topics such as the economy, national security, foreign policy, healthcare and education.
The 18th UNC president, Spellings has called for equity, affordability and an expectation that all North Carolinians achieve an education beyond high school. She visited the Western Carolina campus Thursday, March 10, and the morning of Friday, March 11, with a guided tour of campus and met with students, representatives of Faculty Senate and Staff Senate, community members, regional political and business leaders, and the university’s Board of Trustees.
From 2005 to 2009, she served as the U.S. Secretary of Education, overseeing the creation of the Spellings Commission Report on Higher Education, which recommended a national strategy to guide colleges and universities in preparing students for the 21st-century workforce.
“CBS This Morning” co-hosts Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King are expected to discuss some of the bigger challenges the next president will face in the area of education—from K-12 through post-secondary.