Oct 04, 2015

John King named new education secretary | PJ Tatler

John King, former education commissioner for the state of New York, has been tapped by President Obama to head up the Department of Education.  King replaces Arne Duncan, who is resigning to go back to Chicago.King was incredibly unpopular in New York for pushing Common Core on school districts.  He even enraged the teachers'  unions, who called for his resignation.  Instead, Obama is going to...

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