Secretary of Education Rod Paige

Education Secretary Rod Paige, with first-graders at Bret Harte Elementary School in Long Beach, Calif., has asked "Why is it . . . that 70% of inner-city and rural fourth graders cannot read?"

( AL SCHABEN / Los Angeles Times / September 18, 2001 )

Education Secretary Rod Paige, with first-graders at Bret Harte Elementary School in Long Beach, Calif., has asked "Why is it . . . that 70% of inner-city and rural fourth graders cannot read?"

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