Education Secretary Arne Duncan's biggest disappointment from the first four years of the Obama administration was the failure to pass the DREAM Act, he said at the Excellence in Action National Summit on Education Reform in Washington Wednesday, via CNN.
"I think there's a moment of opportunity on both sides to get some soul searching maybe a little more on the Republican side," Duncan said. "We have to do something about immigration reform and one of my ... biggest disappointments of the first four years is that we didn't get the DREAM Act passed."
"The fact that we allow so many children who have worked so hard and played by the rules and gotten great grades and become community leaders, that we slam shut the door of opportunity is absolutely insane," Duncan said at the summit, which was organized by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.