Statement on Education Commissioner John King’s resignation

“The Business Council thanks John King for his service and dedication to all of New York’s students, and for his courage in challenging the status quo. Change is never easy, but change is what is needed so that our public schools uphold high educational standards. Commissioner King understands how important it is for New York schools to provide all students with an education that ensures they can compete in the global economy.

“The Business Council urges the Board of Regents to select a Commissioner of Education who will carry forward John King’s progress and focus on high academic standards, accountability and providing choices that meet the needs of all students.”

Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO, The Business Council of New York State