] Education Secretary Rod Paige today called the National
] Education Association a "terrorist group" but later
] apologized for the remark saying that it was insensitive
] to well-meaning terrorists everywhere.
] "To equate American teachers to terrorists was an
] unfortunate choice of words on my part," said Paige in a
] written statement. "Terrorists the world over are known
] for their ability to inspire children to do incredible
] things and to put them in the same category as our lazy,
] selfish, do nothing teachers and their union was wrong. I
] am sorry."
] "The commitment they get out of their students is
] increasingly impressive. Terrorist
] groups are consistently emboldening their youth with
] results driven training and stern classroom discipline.
] By giving kids seemingly unobtainable goals such as
] simultaneous suicide bus attacks, they are challenging
] them to learn the basics of chemistry, the logistics of
] traffic planning and the value of teamwork. If any of
] these kids lived, their groups would be major world
Education Secretary Calls Teachers Union Terrorist