The former superintendent of Brockton Public Schools and Ph.D. is reportedly planning to do an unpaid internship at Tony's Market in Roslindale Square where he'll hone his new craft as a butcher.
Malone told State House News Service that he's going to explore the profession because he's a "foodie" in a family full of cooks.
"We've lost in America, we've lost the art of craftsmanship," Malone told the news service. "So, I'm going to take the time, after Jan. 8 when we walk out with the governor, and learn the art, the love, the passion of being an expert at something."
Malone, a Republican, became education secretary in January 2013. He told the news service he intends to return to education eventually.
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