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Wed Mar 9, 2016, 12:51 PM

Senate Committee Votes to Approve New Education Secretary

Source: Associated Press

Senate Committee Votes to Approve New Education Secretary

By JENNIFER C. KERR, ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON Mar 9, 2016, 12:32 PM ET

A Senate committee on Wednesday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of John B. King Jr. to be education secretary.

The 16-6 vote in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee sent the nomination of the acting secretary to the full Senate.

If confirmed, King would oversee the department as it puts in place a bipartisan education law passed by Congress and signed by Obama in December. The measure revamps the widely criticized No Child Left Behind Act and substantially limits the federal government's role in public schools.

King, who began his education career as a high school social studies teacher, was tapped by Obama late last year to succeed longtime Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who stepped down in December.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 02:14 PM

1. he did not think it was "good for our system of government to go through an entire year" with no one

The committee chairman, Sen. Lamar Alexander, supported the nomination and said he hoped the full Senate would act quickly. Alexander, R-Tenn., said he did not think it was "good for our system of government to go through an entire year" with no one firmly in place ...


Should we quote that in every letter, fax, and email to Repugs trying to block SCOTUS nominations ??

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Wed Mar 9, 2016, 02:24 PM

2. Bring on more charters!

And more data mining

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