U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. has made diversity a major issue since his appointment into office. In a recent speech before the National Parent Teacher Association, King called for parents to take a stand for diversity in their children’s classroom and schools. King was quoted as stating, “What I’m asking you today is to act not only in the interest of someone else’s kids, but also to act boldly in the interest of your own. I’m asking you to demand diversity, not just in schools, but also in the classrooms within those schools.”