Bachelor, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 1966. Master of Arts and Master of Arts in Teaching, Oberlin (Ohio) College, 1968. Master of Education, Columbia University, New York, 1974.
Journalist, Chicago Sun Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Associated Press, 1964-1968;
press aide, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Washington, District of Columbia, 1964-1968;
teacher, student teacher coordinator, Philadelphia Public School, 1969-1970;
teacher, administrator, Benton Harbor (Michigan) Public Schools, 1971-1976;
director instrumental service, Muskegon (Michigan) Intermediate School District, 1976-1978;
executive assistant, National Academy for School Executives, Arlington, Virginia, 1978-1980;
director governmental relations, National Parent-Teachers Association, Washington, District of Columbia, since 1980. Coordinator National Coalition for Public Education, Washington District of Columbia, since 1980.
Member board of directors National Coalition for Public Education & Religious Liberty, since 1990, Children's Hospital, Washington District of Columbia, since 1989, Robert Kennedy Memorial Foundation, Ernest P. Boyer Research Center on Ednl. Values and Ethics, 1969-1976, Youth Policy Institute, 1969-1979. Vietnam war correspondent Associated Press, 1969-1970.
Volunteer Washington District of Columbia Public Schools, since 1993. Member transition team Clinton/Gore , Washington District of Columbia, 1992-1993. Member National Parent-Teachers Association (honorary life).
Married Patricia A. Strom, September 4, 1970.