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Acting Education Secretary: Educators 'unfairly blamed' for schools' challenges

from USA Today

In his first major speech, the acting U.S. Secretary of Education John King apologized to the nation's teachers. Speaking to a small group of teachers, students and local politicians, just three weeks after taking over the post, King admitted the USA's education debate over the past few years has been "characterized by more heat than light," and that despite reformers' best intentions, "teachers and principals, at times, have felt attacked and unfairly blamed for the challenges our nation faces." King acknowledged the attacks had come from as high up as his own federal agency in Washington, D.C., where he'd served as a top advisor to former Education Secretary Arne Duncan for more than a year. more


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