Tony, from Ellwood writes:
Secretary Paige, A candidate for President recently said, ...the No Child Left Behind Act has been a disaster for students, parents and teachers across the country. The president promised better schools. Instead, he has delivered more paperwork, lower standards and higher property taxes as state and local governments scramble to comply with this unfounded mandate. How would you respond?
[Secretary of Education] Rod Paige Tony we live in the United States of America and we are privileged to live here. It is a wonderful country. One thing we know about is that we can expect each that candidates will make ridiculous charges and promises that we know that they are not going to keep. Even with that admonition. This is one of the most ridiculous charges I have heard. NCLB is the best thing that has happened to America’s schools since 1965. This candidate is seems to satisfied with the schools the way they are and supports the status quo and is supported by the Washington based union establishment. Let me encourage you to go to our website www.nclb.gov. Please draw your own conclusions and do not get your information from presidential candidates unless it is from President George W. Bush.
The Secretary of Education, ladies and gentlemen...let's give him a hand!