From the Document: "As we enter a new era of possibility for our nation, education must be at the forefront of our recovery, rebuilding, and resiliency efforts. As educator Horace Mann stated, education has the capacity to be the 'great equalizer.' From pre-K through postsecondary and adult learners, education has the power to bring the American Dream within reach of every individual, lift communities, draw people together, strengthen our democracy, drive our economy, and meet our nation's vast potential. To meet this potential, our nation's education system must reckon with and address the long-standing disparities that underserved students and communities face in achieving equal education opportunities. And to fulfill its mission, ED [U.S. Department of Education] must embed equity throughout its operations and mission to meet the needs of every learner."
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