Powell Jobs Engages Education Secretary Duncan on School Reform

Friday, May 3, 2013

Recently, the very private Laurene Powell Jobs has become a more vocal figure. Last month, she made her first televised appearance since the death of her husband, Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, pushing for immigration reform in a discussion with NBC’s Brian Williams. That was followed by an interview with Bloomberg Radio to garner exposure for an immigration reform bill that would, among other things, give the children of undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship.

On Wednesday, she seemed happy to defer the spotlight to United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as the pair chatted on stage at the NewSchools Summit in partnership with The Aspen Institute in Burlingame, Calif. Powell Jobs turned from interview subject to inquisitor as she quizzed Duncan on improving the nation’s education system.

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