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"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."-Winston S. Churchill

"The wandering scholars were bound by no lasting loyalties, were attached by no sentiment of patriotism to the states they served and were not restricted by any feeling of ancient chivalry. They proposed and carried out schemes of the blackest treachery."-C.P. Fitzgerald.

Sunday, February 29, 2004

Secretary of Education Rod Paige.... 


...makes his arguments for education reform in this editorial in today's Houston Chronicle. My reaction? Good for Rod Paige!

The NEA leadership is nothing if not reactionary. The union leadership prefers to curry favor with its political patrons in Washington rather than to support innovative measures designed to give teachers and administrators real authority, while measuring student achievement by real and consequential standards.

Secretary Paige's choice of the word "terrorist" was wrong. His decision to stand by the thrust of his remarks is both dead-on, and refreshing.


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