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Former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige is the co-author of a new book: The Black-White Achievement Gap; Why Closing It Is The Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Our Time.
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Former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige is the co-author of a new book: The Black-White Achievement Gap; Why Closing It Is The Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Our Time.

For the next several months, reporter Jessica Gould will examine some of the major issues affecting public education throughout the National Capital region.

To begin, she speaks with Rod Paige, who ran the public schools in Houston, Texas before serving as the nation's Education Secretary under President George W. Bush.

Paige recently co-authored a new book called "The Black White Achievement Gap: Why Closing It Is The Greatest Civil Rights Issue Of Our Time..."

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