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“Failing Public Schools Pose the Greatest National Security Concern”

Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice at a women’s conference, made the statement above.  The statement is similar to the one made by Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Meet the Press.

“It makes me terrified because… if we cannot do better in educating all of our people, then we are not going to be competitive in a global economy…the United States is not going to lead.  Kids who might be the next Nobel Prize winner are trapped in some public school that’s just basically warehousing them.”

America in the 1960’s was concerned about providing equal access to our schools.  Today our schools need to provide equal opportunity to all of our students.

Ms. Rice acknowledged that education has not been one of the more pressing issues in the current presidential campaign.

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