"Only a fraction of our kids are getting the best education.
Once we realize that we are keeping low-income and minority
kids out of the rigorous courses, there can only be two arguments
for keeping it that way: Either we think they can't learn, or we
think they're not worth teaching. The first argument would be
factually wrong. The second would be morally wrong."
(from The Los Angeles Times, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005)