Three education experts have emerged as potential candidates for this Minister of Education from President-elect Joe Biden, and two of them are Spanish.
As the Washington Post has learned, the former is Leslie T. Fenwick, Dean Emeritus of the Howard University School of Education and Professor of Education Policy and Leadership. Fenwick has been a critic of education reforms, “including some promoted by President Barack Obama’s Department of Education,” the paper said.
The second is Miguel Cardona, who was appointed commissioner of education last year, holds the highest position in education in the state of Connecticut.
Cardona, born in Meriden, Connecticut, son of Puerto Ricans, has the back to schools during the Covid-19 pandemic, saying that it is imperative for children to return to face-to-face learning.
” Three famous people with the trial, they said that the transition committee is currently focusing its attention on these two candidates, ”the Post publication said. ” Another person warned that other people are being considered. The four spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations. “
Another name that sounds according to the portal The Hill is that of Lily Eskelsen García, who, as chairman of the National Education Association (NEA in English) from 2014 to early this year. If confirmed, the site specializing in political information says, I would be the first Latina in leading the Ministry of Education.
A source described Eskelsen García “as the favorite for the job he said expected to go for a Latina. Another source warned that no final decision had been made and said several candidates were being interviewed for the position.
None of the three potential candidates for the high-level position has participated in the federal administration, neither in President Trump’s current nor previous ones with Democratic governments. They all have academic, union and state profiles.
The president-elect is working to announce the nomination of his cabinet for Christmas.