National Education Leaders Issue Report to Stimulate Changes in Policies to Enhance Diversity, Achievement in Schools
By StaffA consortium of education, community, legal and military leaders, chaired by former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley, has released a report, With All Deliberate Speed, outlining a series of recommendations to address the issue of achievement, citizenship and diversity in American education. The report was released at a press conference today at New York University.
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.