John B. King Jr., a champion for schooling equality, began his profession as a highschool social research trainer and reached the top of his career in 2016 as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Education. He now serves as president and CEO of The Education Trust; a nationwide nonprofit centered on closing alternative gaps for college kids of shade and people from low-income households.
King’s dad and mom, each public faculty educators in New York City, handed away by the time he reached 12 years previous. His public faculty lecturers crammed a void in his life by nurturing his love of studying. King earned an undergraduate diploma from Harvard University and a legislation diploma from Yale Law School, and a doctorate in schooling from Teachers College at Columbia University. Throughout his profession, King has advocated for underserved college students, which he continues to do from his platform at The Education Trust.