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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HE'S AGREEABLE TO BUSH

President-elect George W. Bush last Friday named Rod Paige as his choice for Secretary of Education, extending their six-year working relationship. As superintendent of the Houston independent school district since 1994, Paige started a voucher program for struggling students, instituted a policy of "zero tolerance" for weapons, ended most exemptions from state tests and stopped social promotion--all policies Bush promoted as Texas Governor and presidential candidate. Paige, 67, was named the nation's top urban educator in 1999.

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