In an article for the Houston Chronicle, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Margaret Spellings writes about the recent scandal that saw conservative commentator Armstrong Williams take federal funding to promote the No Child Left Behind Act among minority voters. Spellings says that while ED had “noble” intentions by hiring a third-party public relations firm to promote NCLB’s free tutoring services among people who might never otherwise hear about them, a “bungling execution” sabotaged the effort. Spellings promised such blunders would not happen on her watch.