A letter signed by numerous parents, educators and scholars was sent to the US Senste, opposing John King for the post of Secretary of Education.

The signatories were especially concerned about King’s enthusiastic embrace of Common Core, his rushed and flawed rollout of CCSS, and his devotion to testing.

The letter was written primarily by Nikhil Goyal, a young man of 20 who has already written two books about education and spoken in many settings, about the need to transform education in fundamental ways. .