DeVos, chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Education Department, has been a major national advocate of school choice, including tuition vouchers.
Rhee met with Trump last Saturday, ramping up speculation that she would be Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Education.
With the dust still settling from the Nov. 8 election, who will prosper under Donald Trump's presidency, and who'll be wearing sackcloth and ashes in the political wilderness?
"The use of corporal punishment can hinder the creation of a positive school climate by focusing on punitive measures to address student misbehavior rather than positive behavioral interventions and supports," King wrote in a letter to state officials.
The folks on President-elect Donald Trump's education transition team will help set the policy course—and likely, even appoint key personnel—for the new administration.
President-elect Donald Trump met with two education leaders Saturday: former Washington, D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee and Betsy DeVos, a school choice advocate.
The last time a president's child attended public school was in the late 1970s during Jimmy Carter's presidency. The question now is where will President-elect Donald Trump's son go?
The president-elect's search for an education secretary appears to be crossing party lines as he plans to meet with the former District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor.
The petition seems inspired by some of the names in the rumor mill for education secretary, including some who have backed the common core or not actively opposed it.
President-elect Donald Trump's biggest education pitch during the presidential campaign was for a $20 billion voucher program that students could use at both public and private schools.