What to expect from new education chief John King

by Amy Scott, Marketplace

The U.S. Department of Education has a new boss, albeit a temporary one. With the new year, John King, Jr. became Acting U.S. Secretary of Education, after the departure of Arne Duncan. King’s main task now will be implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act just passed by Congress, said Michael Petrilli with the Fordham Institute, an education policy think tank. King is a former education commissioner of New York State, and more recently Duncan’s second-in-command. Michael Hansen with the Brookings Institution’s Brown Center on Education Policy says “Where I do see King perhaps being more active in the immediate future would be on the higher education side,” he said. King could push for more transparency at the college level, Hansen said, particularly among for-profit companies. Not that he has much time, with just over a year before a new administration takes over.

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