Secretary of Education on the proper role of government

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sat down with Heritage’s multi-media news outlet, The Daily Signal, for an exclusive interview about the proper role of government in education.

Secretary Devos explained the reality of the failing education system our nation has and what she is doing to correct it.

Watch her interview below:

What is the most important change that our education system needs?

Hosting the Commandant of the US Coast Guard

Because of your support, Heritage continues to host the leaders of our government to address today’s most critical issues.

This week was no exception.

Thursday, Heritage hosted Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, to discuss how he plans to protect America’s security in the coming years as the world becomes a progressively more dangerous place.

The U.S. Coast Guard has a wide range of national responsibilities, from interdicting cocaine shipments and conducting search and rescue on the high seas, to enabling commerce and securing America’s ports. It protects and defends over 100,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways, and safeguards the largest Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the world.

It is an asset for both national security and economic prosperity, serving as a law enforcement agency, military service and member of the Intelligence Community at all times.

Watch the event below: 
What do you think are the greatest challenges the Coast Guard will face in the future?

Secretary of Commerce visits Heritage

In February, Heritage released the 2018 Index of Economic Freedom.

And this past Monday, the Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross visited Heritage to discuss the Index with Heritage President Kay Coles James.

Watch the event below:

This product has become a benchmark of Heritage research and is used by nations around the world to gauge the progress they are making.

For over twenty years the Index has delivered thoughtful analysis in a clear, friendly, and straight-forward format. The Index is poised to help readers track over two decades of the advancement in economic freedom, prosperity, and opportunity and promote these ideas in their homes, schools, and communities.

The Index continues to validate the belief that the amount of economic freedom a country has will directly impact their progress–or lack thereof.

Read the 2018 Index of Economic Freedom >>

As a result of your membership, Heritage is able to provide a reliable benchmark for economic and market freedom for countries across the world.

What are your questions about the Index of Economic Freedom and the United States’ standing?