TOPEKA (AP) – U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the nation must work to close what he calls an “opportunity gap” among students if children are going to reach their potential.
Duncan came to Kansas on Tuesday as part of a 10-day national bus tour.
In Topeka, Duncan spoke on the steps of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. He says the Supreme Court’s 1954 ruling in that landmark case moved the nation toward education equality. But he also says more is needed to have equity among students regardless of race, gender or where they live.
Duncan was heading later Tuesday to Emporia for a town hall meeting on educational issues at Emporia State University.