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Statement On the Confirmation of Education Secretary Cardona

Statement On the Confirmation of Education Secretary Cardona


“The NEA Foundation welcomes Dr. Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education!

Dr. Cardona is recognized for his commitment to end structural racism in education and for his push for increased educational equity and opportunity through public schools. He has a strong track record of accessibility and transparency, and unwavering support for all students. It’s especially encouraging that his approach has been informed by his own life experience and his experience as a classroom teacher.

Dr. Cardona’s demonstrated appreciation of the importance of family, school, and community partnership also wonderfully positions him to further the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to expand community schools, a critical educational equity strategy. Our hope is that Dr. Cardona will bring community schools to every part of the country, including the American South, which too often is under-resourced.”

Sara A. Sneed
President and CEO, NEA Foundation