As someone who disagrees with most of what is being said here, I really like these lings among a few others. I think they're right on:
"So it's not just that each individual has the right to go to the school. I'm making that argument. But each individual within the state should have an equal opportunity to qualify to get to the school..."
"those who are motivated to take advantage of the opportunity, when given the opportunity, can and often do succeed, often in ways that are different than their more privileged peers"
That said, I think he dug himself into a pretty deep hole with his thing about how you can't judge one's capacity without giving them an opportunity (i.e. a higher level education) and therefore we need to admit a proportion of all the taxpayers into at least the public schools. The interveiwer poses the obvious question when he asks if this simply diminishes standards and he seems to flop around for a while and throw some abstract concepts around to avoid answering.
Also, I couldn't help but be amused when he claims that standardized tests are designed to show the white middle class "in all its glory." I'm sorry but that's just funny.