When talking about driving reform, Secretary Duncan says that some teachers unions have been helpful. "Like anyone else, unions can be part of the solution and part of the problem," he says, citing union leaders Diane Donohue and Randi Weingarten as examples of moral leadership.

But it's not just about unions, teachers or parents. This issue affects everyone. "All of us have to move," Secretary Duncan says. "All of us have to continue to be a part of the solution."

Geoffrey agrees. "We cannot allow certain children to fail ... and go on with our lives like those are not American kids," he says.

"I would like to say to everybody who thinks, 'My kids are doing okay': This is your country," Oprah says. "When other kids in your country aren't doing okay, eventually your country won't do okay."
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