Statement on the Resignation of Roderick R. Paige as Secretary of Education
Rod Paige has been at the forefront of fundamentally reforming and improving our Nation's public education system so that no child is left behind in America. His passion for taking on the status quo and fighting for reform underscores his strong commitment to our country's young people and his desire to give them a brighter future. Throughout his life, Rod has overcome great obstacles and achieved great success. He represents the best of America.
We have only begun the long-term transformation of education so that future generations can enjoy all of the promise and opportunity America has to offer. Thanks to the hard work of Rod Paige, we have a very strong start and are well on our way to fulfilling that promise.
I am thankful for Rod's leadership during this important time and am grateful for his friendship. I wish him all the best.
NOTE: The Office of the Press Secretary also made available Secretary Paige's letter of resignation.
George W. Bush, Statement on the Resignation of Roderick R. Paige as Secretary of Education Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/216516