Straight Talk Texas #2: A Conversation about Education

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Straight Talk Texas #2: Straight Talk Texas #2: A Conversation about Education

Date: April 3, 2020

Former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings talks with J Puckett, Managing Director and Senior Partner at Boston Consulting Group in Dallas. In this 20:36 video, they discuss how the education of more than 5 million Texas students has been disrupted by COVID-19 and lessons learned from working together to address the major disruption to education for thousands of students due to Hurricane Katrina.

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Today, it’s more important than ever for people across Texas to have access to discussions they can trust about challenges facing our state now and in the future. To be the best place to live and work, we need to listen, learn and be aware of what is on the minds of Texas leaders, policy experts, educators and health professionals.

If history is any guide, Texas can come back strong from the current challenges we face. It’s up to all of us to work together to make sure that happens. So, take 20 minutes and 36 seconds to listen in as state leaders talk about health care, education, workforce development and government performance. We hope these videos will provide a front-row seat to conversations that will illuminate and help shape the historic decisions currently facing our state.