Comments: Paige blasts NAACP over comments

He's right about his attack on the rulers of NAACP, but Paige is hardly what I'd call a competent A-A voice within the administration. Aside from the fact that he's just a mouthpiece of Bush's education policies that failed back in Texas, Houston ISD is still trying to pick up the pieces from the shambles the Doctor of Gymteacherology left it in.

With his own Doctorate in Education and successful business/leadership experience, Bill Cosby is more qualified than Paige.

Posted by Laurence Simon at July 15, 2004 02:11 PM

Did y'all see Kerry's performance before the NAACP Convention today? At least now we know how a story like the expiring Voting Rights Act of 1965 manages to stay alive.

Pssst. Kerry's a rumormonger. Pass it on.

Posted by Toby Petzold at July 15, 2004 06:48 PM

Michael,

I don't think the alphabet networks will ignore Bush's speech to the Urban League next week. Why? PRECISELY BECAUSE his spat with the NAACP gives it mucho newsworthiness.

Posted by molotov at July 15, 2004 10:01 PM

Laurence, I lived in Tejas for 12 years ('til 2000), and I was married then with two step-kids. Doing the research on education, I can tell you that if the state has any shortcomings, it is due solely to the illegal influx of Mexicans streaming over the border to paise their children here. I can't provide the empirical data, but it shouldn't be difficult to find. Of course, due to his pro-illegal-immigrant views, I didn't vote for G.W. for governor at the time, instead opting for the libertarian candidate.

Not to take issue with your stance on Mr. Paige, but the entire Dept of Edu-mo-kay-shun should be abolished in the interest of furthering educational opportunities for all Americans. It is not necessary to add myriad layers of government to what is essentially a local concern. While it is "touching" (several liberal abstract concepts would appropriately fit here) that government cares about the education of our children, it is arguable if they should have any authority to dictate the curriculum from their offices in D.C.

Posted by skh at July 16, 2004 01:57 AM