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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 07:16 PM

Senate confirms Miguel Cardona as education secretary

Source: Washington Post



The Senate confirmed Miguel Cardona to serve as education secretary Monday, vaulting the little-known Connecticut educator into the center of the national debate over how to reopen schools for face-to-face classes.Cardona's nomination moved through the Senate without any significant controversy.

It marked a strong contrast to his immediate predecessor, Betsy DeVos, who needed the tiebreaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence to win confirmation. "At this moment of crisis, Dr. Cardona is exactly the leader we need at the Department of Education," said Sen. Patty Murray (D.-Wash.), chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee. "He has the experience, principles and perspective that we need in this critical role."

Cardona, 45, was born into poverty to Puerto Rican parents before becoming a teacher, principal, administrator and, in 2019, Connecticut's education commissioner. As education secretary, he will be tasked with helping to reopen schools, addressing long-standing equity gaps exacerbated by the pandemic and managing the federal government's $1.5 trillion student loan portfolio.

Cardona, who will be sworn into office Tuesday morning by Vice President Harris, is expected to immediately jump into the school reopening debate. On Wednesday, he will travel to his hometown of Meriden, Conn., with first lady Jill Biden for an event about school reopening.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/miguel-cardona-education-secretary/2021/03/01/67f6ed5a-7ac4-11eb-b3d1-9e5aa3d5220c_story.html



What a difference between him DeVos.

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sheshe2 Mar 2021 #1
AwakeAtLast Mar 2021 #2
MyOwnPeace Mar 2021 #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2021 #4
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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 07:43 PM

1. Finally.

The adults are in office.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 07:58 PM

2. This makes me so happy!

Finally! An actual person with teaching experience filling this position!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 08:12 PM

3. Hard to imagine......

an EDUCATOR in charge of the EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. What a novel concept......

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 08:43 PM

4. Anyone would be better than Cruella DeVos

But Cordona has a background in education. Good choice.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 08:51 PM

5. I remember the widely-show clips of her first visit at a school as Ed. Secretary



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 02:34 AM

6. These senators voted YES on Betsy DeVos, but NO on Miguel Cardona--an actual former public school tea

No qualifications necessary as long as you are an "R"


These senators voted YES on Betsy DeVos, but NO on Miguel Cardona—an actual former public school teacher:


Barrasso
Blunt
Boozman
Cotton
Crapo
Cruz
Daines
Ernst
Graham
Hoeven
Inhofe
Kennedy
Lankford
Lee
Paul
Risch
Rounds
Sasse
Scott (SC)
Shelby
Sullivan
Thune
Toomey
Wicker
Young


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