Senior Education Department official, John King Jr., left, accompanied by President Barack Obama, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, after Obama announced that Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be stepping down in December after 7 years in the Obama administration. Duncan will be returning to Chicago and Obama has appointed King, to oversee the Education Department. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)President Barack Obama just announced this past Friday that state education commissioner John B. King Jr. Will be taking over as secretary of education as current secretary Arne Ducan will be stepping down. Read Mr. King’s credentials and why he was chosen here….http://www.newsweek.com/john-b-king-jr-replace-arne-duncan-us-education-secretary-379093