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-- when he got to Washington a bipartisan group of governors -- today on ways to get folks back to work our next guest was at that very meeting.
Not a governor she's a former education secretary under president George W.
Bush and Margaret Spellings says that the -- city is all jobs start.
With education secretary good to see it.
Thanks -- to be here.
I'm wondering -- probably torn right on that but we don't have the money went in -- that's the conundrum.
Well I I think governors the governors or with us today really talked a lot about.
The conditions the talent -- that they face they have to balance budgets they can't print money.
There where the rubber meets the road and they have to make hard choices and those are places include figuring out where they're gonna invest for the gonna spend more transportation education infrastructure.
And where they need to be mindful tax policy regulatory policy so that they can create those business friendly climates and grow jobs.
You know -- a lot of high tech CEOs secretary who.
Who say we would love to higher here but -- they don't have the expertise.
I wonder if it's.
If it's not something maybe more sinister.
That that it is cheaper to get.
Help -- brought within that.
Well we know that that the jobs that are gonna be created in the vast majority of jobs are going to be created by entrepreneurs.
Innovators folks that have those high skills in the in the stem filled science technology engineering and math they're gonna create companies here.
And they're gonna hire people and they're gonna do that because there -- innovators.
And they have innovated around these fields so.
That's the jobs are created yes of course we need.
Capable people produced in our schools but we also need to grow that next generation of entrepreneurs and that's really one of the most important things.
You know as education secretary you were very big -- ahead of a lot of your colleagues.
-- four cents to.
To get results -- -- -- other -- -- pie in the -- right solutions and more immediate solutions so when I heard a lot of this secretary.
I was seeking noble goals -- -- but the payoff could be.
Some time away years some even argue decades -- Well No Child Left Behind the -- we passed a little more than ten years ago really.
For the first time our country took a look at not just how much are we spending but -- our kids -- And -- you know frankly exposed some.
Some sad truth about our schools in this country -- There -- so a lot of grossly -- are educating kids those are those -- kids largely from minority communities from from from poverty.
And that's just untenable for our country and for the good of our economy so we started really focusing on.
You know data driven decision making using information to figure out who needed help.
Where they need it and so that we can close this this achievement gap that is that is really hurting our country of these individuals.
Yeah frontier those secretary it's increasingly has gotten to be I'm not system for education.
A story in the New York press up too long ago.
-- these elite private academies.
For kids 40000 and up.
That's before you get to college.
And then even the elite schools the yells -- Harvard's etc.
That a finding a disproportionate number he's just sort of feeding the same.
The lead to -- sort of what Michael the great coupon sect that did that it just continues.
How do you ever get away from it.
What you close the achievement gap you bring them the folks that that are fully capable.
Can be productive members of the society to basic levels of literacy and beyond.
And out sadly we're not doing that you know we know what to do to educate kids it's been proved dollar for the country -- -- partial us vouchers just give every now -- There are there are probably voucher programs that are working and we know what to do the fact that it's not happening and so many of our communities as -- -- what is horrified.
Secretary thank you very much --
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