THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES REYNALDO F. MACAS TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY ADVISORY BOARD
President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate Reynaldo F. Macias to the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board.
Dr. Reynaldo F. Macias of Santa Barbara, California is a Professor of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and directs the University of California's Linguistic Minority Research Institute. He is the author, co-author and editor of 6 books and over two dozen research articles and chapters on such topics as adult literacy and biliteracy, analyses of national language survey data, bilingual education, Chicanos and schooling, language choice and language policies. From 1979 to 1981, Dr. Macias served as the Assistant Director for Reading and Language Studies at the National Institute of Education in the U.S. Department of Education. He is the co-founder of Aztlan -- International Journal of Chicano Studies Research and the National Association of Chicano Social Science. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the California Association for Bilingual Education, the National Association for Bilingual Education and the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF). Dr. Macias received his B.A. in sociology from UCLA, his M.A. in education from UCLA and his doctoral degree from Georgetown University in linguistics, specializing in sociolinguistics and minoring in theoretical linguistics and language policy and planning.
The National Institute for Literacy was created to assist in upgrading the workforce, reducing welfare dependency, raising the standard of living and creating safer communities. The Advisory Board reviews reports, makes recommendations regarding program areas, establishes priorities for the activities of the Institute and reviews agency spending plans.