Op-Ed: Cardona will have his work cut out for him as education secretary

Should he be confirmed as the new education secretary, Miguel Cardona “will face the herculean task of clearing away the wreckage left by his predecessor — while helping the states find a safe and equitable path to reopening schools,” writes The Editorial Board of The New York Times.

“There is still more to learn about Mr. Cardona,” they write. “But at first glance, the contrast between him and his predecessor is striking. [Betsy] DeVos had almost no experience in public education and was clearly uninterested in the department’s mission. Mr. Cardona worked his way up from teacher to principal to education commissioner of Connecticut. Moreover, he seems to understand that a big part of his job involves using the bully pulpit to advance policies that benefit all schoolchildren and protect the most vulnerable.”

Read the full editorial here.