U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s Chief of Staff confirmed today that Duncan inadvertently misspoke when he said that, “..we can’t get it done with HBCU’s” during his interview with CIVILRIGHTSAGENDA.COM. We were also provided with the following statement from an earlier speech regarding HBCU’s by Secretary Duncan….
” So, the tremendous historic role of HBCUs must endure—but it must evolve as well. To cite just one example, HBCUs must play a leading role in ensuring that America reaches President Obama’s goal of having the highest college attainment rate in the world by 2020…”
For the full speech transcript, please see http://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/enduring-and-evolving-role-hbcus.