New York Education Commissioner John King says he’s leaving his post for a position with the Obama administration.
King, 39, will become the No. 2 official at the U.S. Department of Education, where he will work closely with Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
“I’m humbled and honored to have the chance to work with President Obama and Secretary Duncan,” King said in a statement. “Their extraordinary leadership is helping students all across the nation get better prepared for college and careers. I’m excited to become part of that team.”
Only among Common Core advocates would one receive a promotion after dodging parents angry about Common Core by canceling town hall meetings, experience a disastrous implementation of Common Core that has led to bipartisan opposition, and has seen test scores plummet.
Failure reaps rewards evidently. This could be good news for New York and bad news for the rest of us.