U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s Statement in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 1/19/2015, 11:20 a.m.
We honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today and every day when we give all ...
Secretary Arne Duncan

"We honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today and every day when we give all children a real opportunity to attain a world-class education—one that prepares them to succeed in college and careers and to lead fulfilling lives. Dr. King’s contributions to the civil rights movement marked a critical juncture in our nation’s history, and in our quest for social justice. That quest continues. Ensuring that every single child in this nation receives a quality education is a national interest, as well as a civil right. As we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, let’s recommit ourselves to delivering on the promise of education as the great equalizer and a vital tool to help children climb out of poverty and put themselves on a path to achieving their greatest dreams.”

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