George Allen To Discuss Plan For Excellence In Education At National Press Club Event

Washington, D.C. – George Allen, former governor of Virginia and a distinguished fellow with the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis, will speak at a "Morning Newsmaker" at the National Press Club on Monday, March 8th, to discuss his plan to improve academic achievement: "Straight A's in Education: Helping Our Schools Make the Grade."

Governor George Allen,
Former Governor of Virginia
NCPA Distinguished Fellow

National Press Club "Morning Newsmaker"

Monday, March 8, 1999, 9:30 a.m.

Zenger Room
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

Governor Allen's education reforms, built on rigorous academic standards and testing for accreditation to the state education system, have earned national acclaim. The new accountability systems, which include school performance cards, are transforming Virginia's public schools to prepare its children for the 21st Century.

George Allen's term as Virginia's 67th Governor (1994-98) was distinguished by landmark reforms in the state's government and economy. His focus on economic development – including the enactment of pro-growth tax and regulatory policies – played a key role in attracting a record $14 billion in new investments into Virginia and creating 312,000 new private sector jobs. The many new semiconductor fabrication plants and high technology firms that located in the state during his term led to Virginia's new reputation as "the Silicon Dominion."