Senate Approves John King, 49-40

Aaaaaaaargh! I was hoping this wouldn’t happen. Of course Delaware Senators Carper and Coons voted yes…

Diane Ravitch's blog

Today, the US Senate voted to confirm John King as Secretary of Education by a vote of 49-40.

The only Democrat to vote no was New York Senator Gillibrand.

King was opposed by many New York parent groups because of his unwillingness to listen, his unyielding devotion to the Common Core, test-based teacher evaluation, high stakes testing for children, and the corporate reform agenda.

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

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