Education Secretary Rod Paige defends "No Child" lawby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige is in Minnesota today to get feedback on the federal "No Child Left Behind" law. That law requires more student testing and puts pressure on low performing schools to improve. Paige's visit comes the day after the state senate education committee approved a bill that essentially allows Minnesota to back out of the the federal law. Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle say it is a case of a federal mandate that does not have adequate funding. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Secretary Paige.