Friday, January 14, 2011

Maintaining racial diversity in schools

The Washington Post
Arne Duncan, Washington
The writer is U.S. education secretary

Thursday, January 13, 2011; 7:16 PM

America's strength has always been a function of its diversity, so it is troubling to see North Carolina's Wake County School Board taking steps to reverse a long-standing policy to promote racial diversity in its schools ["In N.C., a new battle on school integration," front page, Jan. 12]. The board's action has led to a complaint that has prompted an investigation by our Office for Civil Rights, but it should also prompt a conversation among educators, parents and students across America about our core values.

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1 comment:

Dr. Al Felice said...

Somebody help me here. I have read the entirety of the piece in the Post. Arne, is this the extent of your response or are you not supposed to put a cohesive response here? Yes, it "should prompt a conversation." Would you please start it!!!