In the turbulence of an incipient rebellion among the several states (including some rock-ribbed red ones), ED Sec. Rod Paige revealed at press time that he has found the virtue of flexibility--at least when it comes to credentialing certain kinds of teachers.

"I applaud our nation's teachers for their dedication to their profession and their commitment to helping all children learn," said Paige, still smarting perhaps from the backlash to his "terrorist" remark (see Front Page). "Their passion is my passion, and I look forward to continuing the partnership with educators and states to


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