50 years later, is US education living up to Dr. King’s dream?

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Mayor Michael Nutter walks hand in hand with students during a visit to Powel Elementary School Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Philadelphia. The state's largest...
Mayor Michael Nutter walks hand in hand with students during a visit to Powel Elementary School Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Philadelphia. The state's largest...
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The American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, a featured speaker at Wednesday’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, told MSNBC’s Richard Lui that ”Dr. King as well as the other march organizers understood the intersection between economic equality and security,” and that “public education is the highway to economic equality.”

“What we need to do today is we need to reclaim the promise of public education–not only as it was yesterday, not as it is today, but in order to make sure that ever single child, not simply dreams their dreams, but achieves their dreams,” Weingarten said.

Watch Randi Weingarten’s full interview with Richard Lui here: 

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50 years later, is US education living up to Dr. King's dream?

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