US Education Secretary Gives High Marks for Hartford Diversity

Hartford Courant
August 18, 2016

… Elizabeth Horton Sheff, the education activist, had quite the audience: U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell…
“If we do not prepare our children, give them equal access to a quality integrated education where people can come together and learn together, be American together, compete in the global economy together, then the nation is at peril,” said Horton Sheff, who joined suit with other families against the state in 1989. “We’ve had stormy days here, but we’ve made
progress. We’re at a point now in this state where…people are getting frustrated.

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