Now CT is demanding an apology from Secretary Spellings for allegedly labeling them “un-American” over their resistance to NCLB. You can argue it either way, it looks like Spellings was responding more to the example of CT put forward by the interviewer than CT itself. Though you can argue it the other way, too. Regardless, this looks more like a publicity stunt from CT officials than anything else.
Ordinarily, in a debate like this you’d give the clear edge to Spellings. However, in light of the Department’s press operation, today’s line is even money.
Transcript is here. Decide for yourself.
Also, bottom of the article, the beginning of the answer to this question.