Former Secretary of Education Is Now Teaching at the University of Maryland


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John B. King Jr., the former secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, is a visiting professor in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is teaching a course on education policy. He will remain as president and CEO of The Education Trust. In accepting the appointment, Dr. King said, “Education has the power to be the great equalizer — a force that can overcome differences of race, and background, and poverty and privilege. But in too many places across the country students of color and those from low-income families do not have equitable access to opportu...