Biden is van plan om Miguel Cardona, onderwyshoof in Connecticut, as onderwyssekretaris aan te stel

Die verkose president Joe Biden is van plan om Miguel Cardona, onderwyskommissaris in Connecticut, as sy sekretaris vir onderwys aan te stel, sê twee mense wat vertroud is met die saak, a decision that could be one of the final Cabinet selections before Christmas.

Biden has set a goal of reopening most schools within the first 100 days of taking office, a position that has touched off controversy with some teachers’ vakbonde. Cardona has been a leading proponent of sending children back to school, saying too many students are falling behind during virtual learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Cardona, whose parents moved from Puerto Rico to Connecticut, would be another high-profile Latino in the Cabinet if confirmed by the US Senate. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has urged Biden to select Cardona.
A formal announcement could come as early as Wednesday.
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