(WTNH) — Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education Miguel Cardona has emerged as one of the front-runners for President-Elect Joe Biden’s education secretary pick, the Washington Post reports Wednesday evening.
Dr. Cardona was appointed to his current role by Governor Ned Lamont in August 2019.
The other front-runner is former Howard University dean and professor of educational policy and leadership Leslie T. Fenwick.
The Post said, “Fenwick is a fierce critic of many attempts at education reform, including some touted by President Barack Obama’s Education Department. Cardona has promoted a return to school buildings during the pandemic, saying it is imperative to get children back to face-to-face learning.”
The Post reports the situation “remains fluid, and no decisions have been made.”
CT Governor Ned Lamont’s administration commented, “Commissioner Cardona has proven himself as a remarkable leader throughout this difficult year. The Biden-Harris administration would be incredibly fortunate to have him at the US Department of Education.”