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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

Williamsville