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Representative Carl D. Perkins, Democrat of Kentucky, has been chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee for the past 17 years. Who was his predecessor? (The answer will be included with next week's quiz.)


Answer to last week's quiz: From 1971 to 1981, the number of public elementary and secondary schools in Alaska grew by 42.5 percent, the greatest rate of growth among all the states during that period.

Readers are invited to submit interesting and/or arcane questions involving education (with answers) for possible inclusion in Quizmaster. Please send your name, address, and phone number and indicate the source of your information. Education Week will pay $10 for each item used. Send entries to: Quizmaster, Education Week, 1333 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Suite 560, Washington, D.C. 20036.

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