President’s Advisory Panel On Education Policy Named

November 08, 1989 2 min read

Washington--President Bush has announced the appointment of 23 people, most of them business leaders and educators, to his Education Policy Advisory Committee.

The White House had previously announced that Paul H. O’Neill, chief executive officer of Alcoa, would be chairman of the panel.

Other representatives of the business community named to the group include: John F. Akers, chairman of the board of the International Business Machines Corporation; William E. Brock, president of the Brock Group and former Secretary of Labor; James E. Duffy, vice president of Capital Cities/ABC; Marvin L. Esch, president of The Communications Group; Wyatt Thomas Johnson Jr., vice chairman of the Times-Mirror Company; and David T. Kearns, chief executive officer of the Xerox Corporation.

Also named was Robert M. Teeter, president of the Coldwater Corporation and the chief pollster for Mr. Bush’s 1988 Presidential campaign.

Education organizations will be represented by Keith B. Geiger, president of the National Education Association; Ann Lynch, president of the National pta; James R. Oglesby, president of the National School Boards Association; and Albert Shanker, president of the American Federation of Teachers.

Representatives from higher edu4cation include: Lamar Alexander,president of the University of Tennessee and former Governor of that state; Thomas E. Barton Jr., president of Greenville Technical College, Greenville, S.C.; Modesto Maidique, president of Florida International University; Frank H.T. Rhodes, president of Cornell University; and Donald M. Stewart, president of the College Board.

Other panel members include: Carolyn R. Bacon, executive director of the Texas-based O’Donnell Foundation; Juana Dainis, deputy superintendent of Community School District 4 in East Harlem, New York City; and Jaime Escalante, the Los Angeles calculus teacher whose achievements were the subject of the movie Stand and Deliver.

Also named were: H. Dean Evans, superintendent of public instruction for Indiana; Chester E. Finn Jr., professor of education and public policy at Vanderbilt University and a former assistant secretary of education; Gov. Thomas H. Kean of New Jersey; and Joe Nathan, a senior fellow at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

When he announced formation of the panel in June, Mr. Bush said its purpose would be to bring him “innovative ideas.” White House officials said the panel would meet quarterly to provide “a continuing stream of recommendations."--jm

A version of this article appeared in the November 08, 1989 edition of Education Week as President’s Advisory Panel On Education Policy Named