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"The persistence and even the recent expansion of the opportunity gap should be an urgent wake-up call that America is still not a color-blind society that provides equal educational opportunity. That painful recognition is deeply at odds with the American creed--that if you study hard and play by the rules, you get a fair shot at the future, regardless of your skin color, zip code, or size of your bank account. The American dream was never about guaranteeing equality of results, but it has always been about ensuring equality of opportunity. Today, our nation is failing to live up to that core American ideal."

-- Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (9/18/12), speaking at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Site in Topeka, Kansas

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Publication:ED Review
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 21, 2012
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