National Education Leaders Issue Report to Stimulate Changes in Policies to Enhance Diversity, Achievement in Schools
In addition to Riley, presenting the document are the following; LaMar Miller, executive director emeritus, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York University; Amy Stuart Wells, professor, Teachers College, Columbia University; Charles F. Bolden, former NASA astronaut and Brigadier General, USMC (retired), and Charlotte K. Frank, senior vice president, McGraw-Hill Education.
"This paper was written for the express purpose of beginning a new conversation about diversity in our nation's public schools," said Riley. "The fact that so many public schools in the United States are segregated by race, ethnicity and income stands in sharp contrast to the integrated American workplace, our armed forces and the many civic and religious communities that make up our society. This is a vexing problem that we cannot ignore."
This article appeared on NewsWire on November 14th, 2005.