We have all followed the backlash against Donald Sterling’s bigoted remarks. It’s a backlash that was entirely fitting. But as outraged as we are by the words of one man, where is our collective outrage over our nation’s achievement gaps and the fact that millions of our children still don’t receive equal educational opportunity?
US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, in a speech to the Education Writers Association Annual Conference at Vanderbilt University; May 20, 2014.
Mr. Secretary, I’ll say just two things:
You’re the chief education guy – start using that pen. Just let me know when you need help…
When 50% of young people in some countries don’t have a job, that is very dangerous.
They are going to ask themselves questions about the current economic situation and about their role in society.
Soon 25% of Europeans will be living below what we’d call the poverty line.
Not only has the rise in inequality failed to deliver on faster growth, history shows a clear association between inequality and instability.