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Q&A With Education Secretary John B. King Jr.

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. sat down with Politics K-12’s Alyson Klein in his office late Friday afternoon to talk about the many twists and turns in implementation of the new Every Student Succeeds Act, as well as a few broader issues. King’s reputation as a policy nerd is earned. He dives pretty deep into the weeds here. Some broader questions come toward the end of the interview—we’ve marked the turning point if you want to skim.