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Biden’s Choice for Education Secretary

Inside Higher Ed

Kery Murakami
January 4, 2021

Miguel Cardona, education commissioner in Connecticut, is a strong defender of public schools. Biden reiterates support for free community college and all public colleges for families earning less than $125,000.

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Connecticut education commissioner Miguel Cardona as his education secretary.
“Dr. Cardona has a proven track record as an innovative leader who will fight for all students, and for a better, fairer, more successful education system,” Biden said in a pre-Christmas announcement. “He will also strive to eliminate long-standing inequities and close racial and socioeconomic opportunity gaps — and expand access to community colleges, training, and public four-year colleges and universities to improve student success and grow a stronger, more prosperous, and more inclusive middle class.”
Biden also the same day repeated on Twitter his past commitment to free college: