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Rod Paige

Rod PaigeAKA Roderick Raynor Paige

Born: 17-Jun-1933
Birthplace: Monticello, MS

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Education, 2000-04

Military service: US Navy

Big supporter of No Child Left Behind, a program widely hated by teachers in all fifty states. In a meeting to the National Association of Governors on 23 February 2004, Paige referred to the National Education Association (the largest teachers' union in the country) as a "terrorist organization". The statement required apologies and interesting explanations later that day.

Father: Raynor C. Paige (d. 1995)
Mother: Sophie (d. 1996)
Sister: Elaine Witty
Sister: Raygene Paige
Wife: Gloria Crawford (m. Jul-1956, div. 1982, one son)
Son: Rod Jr. (b. 1959)
Girlfriend: Bettye Davis-Lewis (together late 1990s, ex)
Wife: Stephanie D. Nellons

    High School: Lawrence County Training High School, Monticello, MS
    University: BA Physical Education, Jackson State College (1955)
    University: MS Physical Education, Indiana University Bloomington
    University: PhD Physical Education, Indiana University Bloomington
    Administrator: Texas Southern University (1984-90)

    Chartwell Education Group, LLC Founder
    US Secretary of Education (2001-05)
    Texas State Official School Superintendent, Houston, TX (1994-2001)
    Member of the Board of News Corporation (2006-08)
    Alfalfa Club 2003
    Black Alliance for Educational Options Advisory Board
    George W. Bush for President
    Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
    Stop Child Predators Vice Chairman, Advisory Board
    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Wilson Council

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