State Education Commissioner John King, who has had a tumultuous tenure since he was unanimously appointed by the Board of Regents in May 2011, is poised to announce he’s leaving for a job in the Obama administration, TWC News has confirmed.
The commissioner will be taking a job as the second-in-command at the US Department of Education, headed by Arne Duncan.
Given that the Obama administration is out of steam with its education initiatives, especially with a Republican Congress coming into power that looks like it will defund Race to the Top, the Common Core testing consortia and a host of other Obama reform programs, it's hard to know why exactly King is leaving NYSED for the USDOE.
It's not like there's going to be a whole host of reformy things for Kingsie and Arne to do together in these last two years of the administration.
Still, bon voyage, John - don't let the door hit you on the way out.
And don't worry, you'll be able to find a school that doesn't have Common Core for your kids to attend in DC.
Maybe the same school Obama sends his kids to?
King abdicates. Failed to lead...great example of the Peter Principle. The man has messed up NY to the extent that he now can go to DC and mess up forty nine other states.ReplyDelete
Yes, he is the Peter Principle in human form. And now he takes his incompetence on the road...Delete
It's a "perfect fit." The Obama admin, is rife with incompetents. It should be an easy transition. Remember tomorrow at 9 pm on Al Jazeera America "Don't Teach for America."ReplyDelete
Agreed - King will fit in at Arne's USDOE.Delete
Feckless corporate stooge..ReplyDelete
The department of education is a ménage of Feckless Corporate Stooges.ReplyDelete
Which - NYSED or the USDOE?Delete
Oh, wait - you mean both!
Smell you later King!ReplyDelete
And just like Martin Luther King, John King is making his march on Washington, but without the the support of civil rights activists.ReplyDelete
Remember when he compared himself to MLK?Delete
The US Department needs John King as part of their independent investigation of NYSED over the Middletown School District and the Schenectady School District. They are now ready for a truly independent unbiased investigation. Calling it a NY style Moreland Commission.ReplyDelete
Good point - King can investigate NY himself. Oy...Delete
328KJ5T4lease double-check your sources ... King is NOT going to be the #2 behind Duncan ... he's going to be a "senior adviser." The joke's on him ... 2 more years of this bum and then, out with Duncan and all the idiots at the Fed when Obama leaves office. Good riddance and you can take Andy and Merryl with you, too! Thanks for wrecking public education while you were in NY ... see ya.ReplyDelete
When the story first it the wires, they had him as #2. But since then, that's been corrected, as you noted. He's "senior adviser," whatever that means..Delete
Cause I'm happy...clap along if you feel..ReplyDelete
Clapping along with you!Delete
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