William J. Bennett
Legalization might reduce drug-related crime, as proponents argue, Mr. Bennett said, but "the primary and most obvious result of the legalization of drugs would be an increase in the use of drugs--and an increase in the damage.''
The Education Department's $21.2-billion proposal for next year would represent a 4 percent increase over current funding, and is nearly $7 billion more than last year's request. But Senator Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Republican of Connecticut, chastised the Secretary for his earlier advocacy of deep cuts in federal aid to education.
He asks the lawyers to "lend your talent and energy to the task of deregulating education."
Advisory Council on Education Statistics: Margaret C. Broad, executive director and chief executive officer, Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix; Ellis B. Page, professor of educational psychology and research, Duke University, Durham, N.C.; and Ray Turner, assistant superintendent for educational accountability, Dade County Public Schools, Miami.