WPR News
1:26 pm
Wed February 25, 2004

W-E-A Wants Education Secretary Gone

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Education Association has joined the National Education Association in calling for the removal of U-S Education Secretary Rod Paige. The move comes following Paige called the national union a "terrorist organization" during a private meeting with Governors Monday. W-E-A President Gary McDowell called the remarks "hostile" and "repulsive." National union officials maintain they were targeted because of the criticism of certain provisions in the "No Child Left Behind" law. McDowell says the law does not fit Wyoming or the nation.