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POLITICS: Paige to Resign as U.S. Education Secretary

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posted on Nov, 13 2004 @ 02:38 AM
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Following on the heels of the resignation of the Attorney General and the Commerce Secretary, Rod Paige, the Secretary for Education, is set to announce his departure from the Bush cabinet. Paige, a Texas native, was the chief administrator of president Bush’s “No child left behind initiative” . Several candidates are rumored to be in the running for the position including Margaret Spellings, Bush's domestic policy advisor.
 



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WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Rod Paige will resign his Cabinet position, FOX News has confirmed.

A Texan like Bush, Paige, 71, came to prominence as an award-winning superintendent in Houston before becoming secretary in a time of huge change in federal education policy. An outspoken defender of demanding more from schools, he has been the public face behind No Child Left Behind, the law at the center of Bush's domestic agenda.

White House press secretary Scott McClellan declined to speculate about the Cabinet position.



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This is the third of many rumored changes in the second term Bush administration. The big positions have yet to declare themselves and they include the Secretary of Defense, State and the national Security Advisor position. While most cabinets have changes in the course of a second term, it seems that a lot of potential positions are in play.

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[edit on 11/13/04 by FredT]




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