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Rod Paige
Secretary of Education -- Sept. 24, 2004

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Education Secretary Rod Paige told the National Press Club that the No Child Left Behind Act is improving the educational performance of students across the country. "Reading and math test scores for Hispanic and African-American fourth graders improved more between 2003-2004 than the previous eight years combined, " he said. "Before No Child Left Behind, we only vaguely identified problems and tried to spend our way out of them. Now our national discussion is finally centering on results."

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