President Accepts Paige's Resignation
U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, who has made promoting and carrying out the No Child Left Behind Act the focus of his tenure as the nation’s top education official, has resigned, pending the confirmation of a successor.
Margaret Spellings, President Bush’s chief domestic-policy adviser, was widely expected to be nominated to take over the helm of the Department of Education.
“I did not come to Washington as a career move,” Mr. Paige said in a Nov. 15 statement. “I came to help President Bush launch No Child Left Behind and Reading First, and to help establish a culture of...
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