Cardona Confirmed as Education Secretary

He wants students returned to classrooms.

The Senate voted 64-33 on Tuesday to confirm Miguel Cardona as the Secretary of Education. He has been education commissioner in Connecticut for the past 18 months.

He said a top priority is returning students to classrooms, though some teachers’ unions have indicated they may ignore court orders to go back to in-person instruction. During his confirmation, he praised “great examples throughout our country of schools that have been able to reopen safely.”

While more and more parent and advocacy groups are demanding the reopening of schools, Secretary Cardona will have little authority to force them to reopen. He likely will have the responsibility for devising protocols and using his position to achieve the goal.

Last Friday, the CDC released a 33-page color-coded guidance for reopening schools, requiring masks, distancing, and other protocols, but did not make vaccinations for teachers a prerequisite.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Miguel Cardona as he assumes the position of Secretary of Education.
  • For federal, state, and local officials who are working to return students to in-classroom instruction.
  • For parents and educators facing and addressing the increase in mental health issues among students during the pandemic.

Sources: Newsmax, USA Today


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