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Letter: King is not qualified for top education post

King is not qualified for top education post

How is State Education Commissioner John King Jr. qualified to improve public education in Buffalo? He is not a certified teacher in New York State. He has only one year of public school teaching experience. He is a founder of charter schools in Massachusetts. His children go to a private school that does not promote Common Core or standardized testing.

He was put into power by Chancellor Meryl Tisch, a New York billionaire who is tied in with Teachers College, Columbia University President Susan Fuhrman. Fuhrman is on the board of Pearson, a publishing firm that has made more than $2 billion selling its standardized testing materials.

Please, get a real educator to lead New York State education.

Michael Hilburger