Very entertaining NYT Magazine interview with Secretary Spellings (and they ask her the Earth Mother question…).
Key serious question:
NYT: Are you concerned about the rebellion against No Child Left Behind, the federal act that tries to improve school accountability by requiring states to test kids every year? Utah just announced that it doesn’t want your money — it wants to be left alone.
Spellings: That’s their prerogative. But if I were a Hispanic mom in Utah, I sure would want an explanation as to why we left $76 million on the table and my kid is not being well served.
It’s a good thing for NCLB foes that the President seems unable to put it in those terms…