Cavazos Comes Late And Can't Stay Long
If the Bush administration ever comes up with a coordinated plan to improve precollege science and math education, 10 A.M. on February 28 will hold an honored place in history. That's the date and time that Education Secretary Lauro Cavazos and NSF Director Erich Bloch appeared together - for the first time - before a congressional committee and talked about how their two agencies could team up to make things better. Bringing the two men together may not seem like such a major accomplishment, but House Science, Space, and Technology committee staff say that Cavazos canceled three previously scheduled appearances before the panel. In desperation, the committee told the secretary to pick his own date and time. Apparently even that arrangement wasn't entirely satisfactory, however: Two days before the hearing, Cavazos' office told the committee that he would have to leave early to...

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