New York: Reaction to John King’s Departure

Diane Ravitch's blog

New York State Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) released the following reaction to John King’s departure as State Commissioner of Education. They urge that Governor Cuomo not interfere in the process of selecting a replacement:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2014

More information contact:

Eric Mihelbergel (716) 553-1123; nys.allies@gmail.com

Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.com

NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) – http://www.nysape.org

John King Resigns: Parents & Educators Call for a New Direction from the Regents and

Demand NO Interference from Governor Cuomo

Late Wednesday, the New York State Education Department announced that Commissioner John King is resigning effective the end of this year to accept a new post in Washington as an advisor to US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

Last year NYSAPE, parents, and educators from around the state called for Commissioner King to step down. After many months of frustration and outrage from parents and educators across…

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