Monday, February 23, 2004

You, too may be a terrorist

Secretary of Education Calls National Education Association Terrorists

Note: I am not making this up
Education Secretary Rod Paige called the nation's largest teachers union a "terrorist organization" during a private White House meeting with governors on Monday.
Missouri Governor Bob Holden (D) explained it this way
"He was implying that the NEA has not been one of the organizations that has been working with the administration to try to solve 'No Child Left Behind,"' he said.
Well, now that that's perfectly clear.

Paige assured the Governors that he just meant the NEA itself and not individual teachers. He also denied that there was any truth to the rumor that the Education Department has offered the NEA free convention space in Guantanemo.