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A well-known conservative icon and host of one of the most popular syndicated radio programs in America, Bill Bennett puts his unrivaled experience—and insider access to today’s newsmakers—to use in analyzing the political, cultural and educational issues of our time.
Former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett is one of America’s most significant, influential and respected thought leaders on education and politics. Bennett is an award-winning professor having taught at the University of Texas, Boston University and Harvard; a twice-appointed Cabinet member; New York Times best-selling author; and popular political commentator who leverages his connections to Washington’s top news and opinion makers. Bennett is also an advisor to Udacity, a California education company that is using digital learning to reshape higher education. His latest book, Tried by Fire (2016) covers the rise and vast influence of Christianity across the globe. Bennett is a senior advisor to Project Lead The Way, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to reviving STEM education. In 2000, he co-founded K-12, an online learning company. He formerly hosted a daily direct conversation with millions of Americans on his morning radio program, Morning in America. Today, he serves as senior correspondent, producing the daily Make America Work series. Bennett has appeared hundreds of times on cable news outlets and in the pages of the nation’s most influential newspapers, speaking and writing on topics as diverse as education, the family and the importance of America on the world stage. With humor, candor, charm and open-mindedness, Bennett helps us all understand what today’s headlines mean for our political, policy and educational future.
William Bennett's Speech Topics
Mornings in America: A Look at the Political Landscape
In today’s political culture Democrats and Republicans divide on practically everything from the war in Afghanistan to gay marriage to health care to Supreme Court nominations. Is the intensity and animosity of today’s political climate unprecedented or exaggerated? Or is this just business-as-usual Washington politics? And how has an intense political climate impacted the Biden Administration’s agenda and its working relationship with Congress? A well-known Republican who has crossed party lines throughout his political career to pursue important common purposes, Bill Bennett has the pulse of the American electorate as the host the popular, nationally-syndicated radio program Bill Bennett’s Mornings in America. In this timely presentation, Bennett gets to the truths behind the current political prevailing sentiments and engages in a lively conversation on the issues moving the American electorate.
The Promise of America in Challenging Times
Education Today: Tough Problems, Tougher Solutions
What Other Organizations Say About William Bennett
William Bennett was fantastic because he was able to bring in interesting anecdotes from a long and illustrious career in government, academia and the private sector and make them relevant to our audience.Aerospace Industries Association
Works by William Bennett
America the Last Best Hope (opens in a new tab)
The American Patriot Almanac (opens in a new tab)
A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears (opens in a new tab)
Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana Is Harming America (opens in a new tab)
The Children's Book of Virtues (opens in a new tab)
Is College Worth It? (opens in a new tab)
The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories (opens in a new tab)