Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. on the Passing of Shirley Hufstedler

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. on the Passing of Shirley Hufstedler

March 30, 2016

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of the first-ever Education Secretary, Shirley Hufstedler. She was a trailblazer and a champion for equity, defining the department's role as a protector of civil rights. She will remain on our minds and in our hearts as we continue the work to ensure that all students are prepared for success in school, work, and life. As we remember and celebrate Secretary Hufstedler's legacy, let us recommit to expanding equity in education for all students.