Margaret Spellings, President Bush's nominee to replace Education Secretary Roderick R. Paige, won unanimous confirmation in a vote Thursday by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Her nomination will go to the full Senate for confirmation this month.
Ms. Spellings, the president's domestic-policy adviser, is considered one of his most loyal aides. She has helped shape his education policies since he was governor of Texas. Higher-education groups have generally welcomed her nomination, describing the Houston native as a consensus-builder and experienced policy maker.end slice:
As the principal author of the "no child left behind" policy, I would ask her directly, why are children still being left behind? Another good question would be to ask her how she would assess her response to the disbanning of Affirmative Action in Texas. Also, what is her boots on the ground experience in teaching/educating the children of America?