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Senator Hassan Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Announcement to Nominate Miguel Cardona as Education Secretary

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, issued the following statement after President-elect Joe Biden announced that he will nominate Miguel A. Cardona to be the next Secretary for the United States Department of Education:

“Miguel Cardona is an experienced public educator who has dedicated his career to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to succeed. The COVID-19 pandemic has put an enormous strain on parents, students, and teachers, and it is more important than ever that we have a strong Secretary of Education who will protect the rights that all students have to a high-quality public education. I look forward to discussing with Mr. Cardona his plans to support students in K-12 and higher education, as well as his thoughts on how to help our country’s education system recover from this unprecedented pandemic. In addition, I look forward to hearing from him about ways we can partner to bolster career and technical education programs and workforce development programs as our economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as provide additional support for students with disabilities who have been disproportionately impacted by the disruptions to our education system.”