Oral history interview with Richard W. Riley, 2012

 

Name
Riley, Richard W. (Richard Wilson) (Interviewee)
Farber, Myron (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Richard W. Riley, 2012
Abstract
Career: Governor of South Carolina from 1979-1987, chairman of state Democratic Party, chairman for Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton's campaigns for presidency, U.S. Secretary of Education during Clinton administration, possible Supreme Court nomination (1994); problems in education in South Carolina; efficacy of Education Improvement Act; role of race and poverty in education reform; close relationsh ip with Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, including during the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal; development and efficacy of programs: Common Core Standards, Carnegie Corporation of New York commission on early childhood education, Head Start Program, Opportunity Equation, Small Schools movement, charter schools, teaching effective teachers, online education, evaluation methods for student, teacher and school; influential colleagues at Carnegie Corporation: David Hamburg, Vartan Gregorian, Thomas H. Kean, Thomas R. Pickering, Michele Cahill, Bruce Alberts; comparison of design and efficacy of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top programs; ethics of foundation giving; current involvement with KnowledgeWorks Foundation of Cincinnati; benefits of being on the Carnegie Corporation Board of Trustees.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 3
Subjects
Education; Governors--South Carolina; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations--Political activity; Endowments; Gregorian, Vartan; Riley, Richard W. (Richard Wilson); Carnegie Corporation of New York
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
2012
Physical Description
64 pages. + index; 1 digital audio file (116 min.)
Note (Biographical)
Governor of South Carolina.
Note
Interviewed by Myron Farber on September 18, 2012.
Note (Provenance)
Gift of Richard W. Riley
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
11291591
Also In
Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-s28t-wm86
Related URLs
Transcript
Available digital content for this interview.