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Paige Endorses Choice--for Parents--Not for Teachers

Ohanian comment: Rod Paige insists, "Choice is essential for authentic school reform." Well, of course we know to duck when anybody starts talking about 'authentic school reform,' but if choice is so important, why does No Child Left Behind systematically deny it to schools?

Just asking.

U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige today released the following statement on the House Government Reform Committee's passage of the D.C. Parental Choice Incentive Act of 2003:

"Choice is essential for authentic school reform. I believe that we must empower parents to make the choices that will set their children on a path to a bright future. Thanks to the committee's bold action today, thousands of parents in our nation's capital are now one step closer to being able select the best school for their children.

— Rod Paige
Paige Issues Statement on Committee Passage of D.C. Choice Proposal
U. S. Department of Education Press Release
July 10, 2003


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