November 25, 2005
Contacts: Chad Colby
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today released the following statement regarding Chief Judge Bernard Friedman's decision to dismiss the National Education Association's lawsuit against the department:
"This is a victory for children and parents all across the country. Chief Judge Friedman's decision validates our partnership with states to close the achievement gap, hold schools accountable, and to ensure all students are reading and doing math at grade-level by 2014."
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