‘The Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’

Rod-Paige140x160.jpgA copy of former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige’s new book, The Black-White Achievement Gap, arrived in our offices this week. Co-authored with Elaine Witty, Ed.D., Paige’s book tackles what it calls “the greatest civil rights issue of our time.” Paige, of course, served under President George W. Bush, from 2001 to 2005, during which time the controversial No Child Left Behind Act was put into effect.

We hope to review the book at length later on, and perhaps snag an interview with Mr. Paige himself. But in the meantime, we thought this interview from the book’s PR materials would be a good way to give readers an overview of the book and the formidable issue that it’s taking on.