Biden nominated Miguel Cardona for Minister of Education

Biden introduces Miguel Cardona as nominee for secretary of education

Biden nominated Miguel Cardona for Minister of Education

The son of Puerto Rican natives, Cardona worked as a teacher and now serves as the Commissioner for Education in Connecticut

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled his candidate for Minister of Education, Miguel Cardona.

A former teacher, Cardona is now Connecticut’s Commissioner for Education. He will also join the list of Hispanics in the new administration..

If Cardona’s candidacy is approved by the Senate, then he will oversee the process of returning educational institutions to offline format after they were forced to switch to remote work due to the pandemic..

Earlier, Biden has already included two people of Hispanic origin in the future administration: Alejandro Mallorcas will be nominated for the post of Minister of Homeland Security, and Javier Becerra, for the post of Minister of Health and Welfare..

Introducing Cardona at the Wilmington event, Biden said that his “historic office” will have more non-whites than any other administration in US history, and more women. The cabinet will also include an openly gay for the first time.

“This is a cabinet that looks like America itself and has incorporated the best of America,” Biden said..

Raised by Puerto Rican immigrants who studied and taught in public schools in Connecticut, Cardona understands “the deep roots of inequality” in the American education system, Biden said. During the presidential campaign, Biden promised to dramatically increase federal funding for schools and ensure universal access to early childhood education programs for children 3 and 4 years old..

Biden has not yet selected a candidate for attorney general.Biden nominated Miguel Cardona for Minister of Education This is the highest position in the future administration that remains vacant. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, the president-elect said he is continuing to search for a suitable candidate as he wants to fulfill his promise and make the cabinet as diverse as possible..

“We’re still working on it,” he said. “So far, no obvious candidate has come to mind.”.

The search for a candidate for the attorney general’s post is complicated by the fact that the federal prosecutor’s office is investigating the son of the president-elect, Hunter Biden. Biden Sr. promised not to interfere in the process and not discuss it with his candidate.

Some Republicans are calling for a special attorney to conduct this investigation.

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