Ted Sky retired as senior counsel to the general counsel of the U.S. Department of Education in 2001. He served in this capacity since 1988. Prior to this Mr. Sky was an associate general counsel and assistant general counsel for the U.S. Department of Education. He was a former attorney with the firm Klagsbrunn and Hanes in Washington, D.C., served as an assistant counsel for the Judiciary committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and as an attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Sky's legal publications include articles on congressional investigations, education legislation in the United Kingdom and legal issues pertaining to federal aid in the United States. He is a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Sky has been recognized for his public service by being awarded the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive from the Senior Executive Service and the Superior Service Award from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. His book, To Provide for the General Welfare: A History of the Federal Spending Power, was published in 2003 by the University of Delaware Press. He is presently engaged in consulting activities and in a number of research projects relating to the application or interpretation of the federal spending power.