Education is #civilrights issue of our generation, Cabinet official tells NAACP

(Kansas City Star) Calling education “the civil rights issue of our generation,” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday issued a national challenge for whole communities to get involved in improving public education.

“The only way to achieve equality in society is to achieve it in the classroom,” Duncan told NAACP delegates meeting in Kansas City for the group’s annual convention.

“This is not just a moral obligation; it is our economic imperative,” he said. “Everyone has a responsibility. Everyone can step up. Education is our national mission. Education is our best hope.”

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One Response to “Education is #civilrights issue of our generation, Cabinet official tells NAACP”

  1. Steve Braden says:

    Wrong title, should read “personal responsibility is the civil rights issue of our generation”

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