Statement on King's Confirmation as Secretary of Education

March 15, 2016

Statement on John King’s Confirmation as Secretary of Education
Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, National School Boards Association


Alexandria, Va., (March 15, 2016)  - As the leading advocate on public education, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) issued the following statement after the U.S Senate voted to confirm Dr. John B. King, Jr. to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education:

“NSBA congratulates Dr. King on his confirmation as the United States Secretary of Education,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, NSBA. “School boards have a vitally important role in the education of our nation’s children and we look forward to working with Dr. King to enhance public education and ensure that every child has an opportunity to a high quality education. The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act was a much needed step to create a better future for students, and NSBA is committed to being a constructive voice in delivering on its promise.”

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