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 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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