Press Release

WASHINGTON (December 22, 2020) – Today, John B. King Jr., president and CEO for The Education Trust issued the following statement:

“I am pleased that President-Elect Joe Biden is nominating Miguel Cardona as U.S. Secretary of Education. As an English learner and a first-generation college student, his personal story is inspiring and reflective of the lived experiences of many students.

“Miguel’s leadership in Connecticut demonstrates a deep commitment to education equity and diversity. His experience as an educator will be vital to helping the nation recover from the COVID-19 crisis and to addressing persistent opportunity gaps for students of color and those from low-income backgrounds.

“At The Education Trust, we are looking forward to working together with Dr. Cardona and the Biden-Harris administration toward a more just future for our nation’s students, especially those most underserved.”