Paige Calls NEA a ‘Terrorist’ Group

From The Washington Post:

Education Secretary Roderick R. Paige yesterday told the nation’s governors that the largest teachers union in the United States is a “terrorist organization” — a remark that prompted a torrent of criticism and an apology by the end of the day.

Paige made the comment about the 2.7 million-member National Education Association in a private meeting at the White House with the National Governors Association, less than a week after he announced the administration was relaxing testing requirements under the No Child Left Behind law. The landmark education law has come under mounting opposition, and the NEA has been among its strongest detractors.