Women's Leadership / Education
In January 1993, Michelle Easton finished twelve years of service in the Administrations of Presidents Reagan and Bush. She had received presidential appointments from both Presidents Reagan and Bush with Senate confirmation for her position at the U.S. Department of Education, where she served for seven of the twelve years.
In 1994, Virginia Governor George Allen appointed Michelle to the Virginia State Board of Education, whose members later elected her President of the Board. She led the Board to create the nationally acclaimed academica standards tests and a rigorous new system of accountability for both students and schools.
Prior to her government service, Michelle Easton worked for five years for Young Americans for Freedom and two years for National Right to Work, putting herself through law school at night to graduate from American University’s Washington School of Law in 1980. She received her BA in 1972 from Briarcliff College in New York where she briefly taught elementary school before moving to Washington in 1973.
She is married and the mother of three sons.
Michelle Easton has traveled widely to promote conservative principles and spoken to scores of conferences and meetings. Her television appearances include Firing Line, the Fox News Channel, AM Washington, News Talk Television, National Empowerment Television, Public Television, and C-SPAN, and she has been interviewed on dozens of talk radio programs. Articles she has written have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Human Events, and many other newspapers and publications.
Throughout Michelle Easton’s years of professional activism, she has known and worked with many fine women who are as offended as she is at the the way their views are mischaracterized by radical feminists and other liberal darlings of the media.
The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, under the leadership of Michelle Easton, is putting forward conservative role models for young women, helping to end the radical feminist monopoly of the discussion of the most important issues in America today, and assisting in the Institute mission to make parents preeminent in the education of their children.
Posted on: Friday, July 25th, 2003 by Michelle Easton
The July Conservative Women’s Network with Ann Coulter will be broadcast on C-SPAN’s BookTV this Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. eastern. Ann talked about her newest book, Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism and took questions from the audience. The Conservative Women’s Network is a monthly event sponsored by the Luce Policy Institute and The Heritage Foundation. For more information, visit www.cblpolicyinstitute.org/cwnlunch.htm
To view the entire BookTV schedule, visit www.booktv.org.
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