Education secretary gets eyeful
TOUR: Rod Paige sees firsthand the various challenges facing the Bush.
By DAN JOLING
The Associated Press
(Published: May 6, 2003)
TUNTUTULIAK -- U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige was not ready to grant Alaska exceptions to sweeping federal education reforms after visiting a rural village Monday, but he did have an assessment of its educators.
"Heroic teachers," Paige said after a little more than two hours at Lewis Angapak Memorial School in Tuntutuliak. "What it does is move you to do all you can to be helpful."(more)