I read with interest “Panel designed to improve education of NC residents” (Oct. 20) on the new education commission My Future NC chaired by Margaret Spellings, UNC System president. I find it extremely telling that of the 42 listed members of the commission, not one is a K-12 classroom teacher, not one is a K-12 guidance counselor, not one is a K-12 department head and not one is a K-12 administrator. The mission of the commission is a “shared vision” for getting more people better educated. This group falls far short of that mission as the real experts on education who are involved 24/7 in the education of our K-12 public school students are not part of that sharing. Instead it is a collection of people with impressive sounding titles who have not stepped foot in a K-12 classroom except for an open house on back-to-school night for parents or a meet and greet with their child’s teachers.