A Courage Gap and an Action Gap

We have achievement gaps and opportunity gaps. But more important, we have a courage gap and an action gap. What is outrageous is that we don’t have a knowledge gap. We know the importance of extra time and getting great teachers before the children who need them. Until adults show the courage to close the action gap, we won’t be putting children’s needs first.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan
2014 Education Writers Association National Seminar