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Courtney Statement on the Nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona to serve as Next U.S. Secretary of Education

December 22, 2020
Press Release

VERNON, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), a senior member of the House Education and Labor Committee, made the following statement today after President-elect Joe Biden announced that Dr. Miguel Cardona, a former classroom teacher and current Connecticut Education Commissioner, will be nominated to serve as the 12th Secretary of Education. 

“President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris should be commended for this outstanding pick for Secretary of Education,” said Congressman Courtney. “Doctor Cardona brings a powerful personal story of the importance of education in his life, which began in difficult circumstances. He brings also twenty years of experience working in the classrooms of our public schools. He knows what it means to lead and inspire real teachers, students and parents—that’s why he was named statewide Principal of the Year in Connecticut, which from its beginnings has made strong investments in public education. Congratulations to Doctor Cardona and his family on this exciting announcement. I know it comes following years of hard work and late nights, and I look forward as a member of the House Education and Labor Committee to working with him for a more successful, inclusive department of education.”