Secretary Duncan spoke both to why education is the civil rights issue of our generation and the unfulfilled promise of Brown v. Board of Education. Equity is a theme of virtually all the Obama administration's initiatives in education. The Secretary urged education reporters to aggressively report not only on achievement and opportunity gaps but on the "courage gap" and "action gap."
[Note: Secretary Duncan deviated in spots from his prepared remarks]
Thank you, President Crow. And congratulations, Sun Devils!
On the way over, President Crow gave me a quick tutorial on how to make the Pitchfork.