Five No Spin Takeaways On Department of Education Transition

Via U.S. News & World Report here’s my take on five takeaways on the Department of Education leadership transition:

The education world reacted with surprise to this afternoon’s announcement that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is stepping down, and former New York education commissioner and current acting Deputy Secretary John King Jr. is stepping into the role at the end of the year. As with any political transition, there’s plenty of spin and speculation, but here are few things we can know for sure…

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4 Replies to “Five No Spin Takeaways On Department of Education Transition”

  1. This was posted on JoanneJacobs:

    education realist says:
    October 3, 2015 at 8:11 am
    It’s a small point, but despite his claims King wasn’t a “founder” of Roxbury. Evan Rudall and Michele Pierce wrote the charter application, which was approved in February 1998, according to Rudall’s bio. King wasn’t involved in the charter until April 1999, and Rudall himself says that he “brought in” King as co-director.

    I don’t really see why King is always pretending he wrote the charter. He clearly didn’t.

  2. Thank you for the insight on the upcoming changes for these educational advocates. As an amateur in the education world, I’ve been meaning to pay attention to the names of our political leaders, so catching a glimpse of these updates is really helpful in my own learning process.
    I’ll be sure to check out the links and do some research to better develop an opinion for myself.

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