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Hudson Valley Parents Strongly Object to Appointment of Disgraced NYS Commissioner of Ed John King to Interim US Secretary of Education Post
Washington officials announced today that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will step down from his post in December. While news of Duncan’s departure brings relief for Hudson Valley parents, it is juxtaposed by the disgust and outrage parents feel having learned that the person chosen to replace Duncan is none other than disgraced former New York State Commissioner of Education, John King.
“As New York Education Commissioner, John King was a tireless advocate for the Common Core, high-stakes testing, and the EngageNY modules. At the same time, he sent his own children to a private Montessori school that does none of these things. Our concern is that John King will continue to advocate…
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