In the midst of Secretary Arne Duncan's resignation, Chalkbeat Colorado has provided some insights into what it means to have John King take the helm.
[King] is likely to focus on equity issues. In a speech at the National Coalition on School Diversity conference in Washington, D.C. last week, King emphasized that racially and socioeconomically integrated schools benefit students academically and personally and promote the American ideal of equal opportunity. King also suggested that the department might promote integration as one way to narrow achievement gaps and revamp low-performing schools — an approach that advocates faulted Duncan for doing little to advance.
Arne Duncan served as U.S. secretary of education from 2009-2016. He is currently a managing partner at Emerson Collective, where he leads a comprehensive effort to improve opportunities for young people in urban areas. With
Chicago CRED, Duncan and Emerson Collective are first focusing on Chicago residents between the ages of 17 and ...