There’s not much that’s really new or interesting in too many education stories these days, but not so in National Journal’s Q and A with Secretary Spellings from Friday (Improving on ‘99.9% Pure’ $$). In an interview with reporter Lisa Caruso (pictured), Spellings mocks multiple measures as do-it-yourself school reform, says that more money for NCLB will only come with a new iteration of the law, walks back from earlier statements about preferring current law to the Miller proposal, declines to apologize for the infamous Ivory Soap remark, and explains the origin of her Bush nickname. That’s good stuff. The only thing missing from Caruso’s piece is an in-depth analysis of what Spellings was wearing. (The black pantsuit? The big broach?) Find a friend who has a subscription. Related post here.
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