From journalists and educators to politicians and parents, there is a growing sense that a quiet revolution is underway in our homes and schools, classrooms and communities.
On Tuesday, July 27, Secretary Arne Duncan will talk about this quiet revolution in a major speech at the National Press Club at 12:30 pm ET.
This quiet revolution is driven by motivated parents who want better educational options for their children and is driven by educators and administrators who are challenging the inertia that has trapped generations of children in second-rate schools.
The Obama administration is playing a modest role in sparking this quiet revolution through Race to the Top and other reform initiatives that are giving states the incentive to raise standards, improve teacher effectiveness, build data systems, and turn around low-performing schools.
During the speech, Duncan will announce Race to the Top finalists.