Fulfilling their promise to nominate a teacher for Secretary of Education, President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris have announced that they will send the nomination of Connecticut Education Commissioner and Public Classroom teacher Dr. Miguel Cardona as the next Secretary of Education to the Senate for confirmation consideration.
Please click here to read Dr. Cardona’s biography.
President-Elect Biden commented on the Cardona Nomination, writing:
“In Miguel Cardona, America will have an experienced and dedicated public school teacher leading the way at the Department of Education — ensuring that every student is equipped to thrive in the economy of the future, that every educator has the resources they need to do their jobs with dignity and success, and that every school is on track to reopen safely. He will help us address systemic inequities, tackle the mental health crisis in our education system, give educators a well-deserved raise, ease the burden of education debt, and secure high-quality, universal pre-K for every three- and four year-old in the country. As a lifelong champion of public education, he understands that our children are the kite strings that keep our national ambitions aloft — and that everything that will be possible for our country tomorrow will be thanks to the investments we make and the care that our educators and our schools deliver today.”
Vice President-Elect Harris stated:
“Even as we work to reopen our schools safely and responsibly, we also need to build a public education system that lifts up all Americans, regardless of race, background, or zipcode. Miguel Cardona is not only an experienced public servant, he is also a former public school teacher and administrator who understands what our students, teachers, and schools need to be successful. From making universal pre-K a reality for three- and four-year-olds to ending the status quo where school districts with the greatest needs get the fewest resources to making college more affordable, Miguel will help make sure all of our students have the knowledge and skills to thrive in a 21st-century economy. And I look forward to working alongside him to help every child reach their God-given potential.”
With these latest selections, the makeup of the Biden/Harris Administration is:
White Women: 22
Black Women: 15
Latino Women: 6
Asian Women: 6
Native American Women: 1
White Men: 16
Black Men: 4
Latino Men: 7
Asian Men: 6
Native American Men: 0
The remaining cabinet-level positions to be announced are:
Central Intelligence Agency Director.
Secretary of Education.
Secretary of Labor.
Secretary of Commerce.
Head of N.A.S.A.
Small Business Administrator.
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Please watch President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris present Dr. Cardona as their Secretary of Education Nominee by clicking on the link below.