30 Years of 'Mitchisms'

Arnold Mitchem, the retiring head of the Council for Opportunity in Education, is known for colorful and sometimes controversial remarks. Here are a few "Mitchisms" from his 30-year career.

1991: When President George Bush proposes merging the three main TRIO programs into a formula-based grant to states, Mr. Mitchem accuses him of treating TRIO like "Tinkertoys" that could be taken apart and reassembled in a new form. "Here is another instance where policy makers