“As a product of the public education system, I want all American students to have what I had—access to a quality education that enable them to pursue any career they wish, and take on any challenge they choose. Giving our students the best education in the world is a moral imperative and, especially, and economic necessity.”
Richard Riley (1933-)
Excerpted from: Howe, Randy, ed. The Quotable Teacher. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2003.