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Obama Names New, Polarizing Education Secretary

President Obama chose John B. King Jr. to serve as secretary of the Department of Education.

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President Obama chose John B. King Jr. to serve as secretary of the Department of Education. King, who served as deputy to his predecessor, Arne Duncan, brings years of experience that includes a controversial tenure as New York state schools chief. A staunch proponent of Common Core standards and tests, King faced vociferous backlash from New York parents and teachers who struggled with changes to curriculums and evaluations. (The Washington Post)

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