Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Nomination of Dr. Miguel A. Cardona to be Secretary of Education
December 23, 2020

​“We congratulate Dr. Miguel A. Cardona on his nomination to be secretary of education and applaud President-elect Biden’s choice for this vital role. As a teacher, principal, and Connecticut Commissioner of Education, he has demonstrated an unflagging dedication to his students and community and been a committed advocate for increasing educational access, equity, and completion. He has shown empathy for the difficulties facing students, teachers, and staff as a result of the pandemic, including the need for increased mental health support. And he understands the resources required to ensure that all students continue to have access to high quality instruction, whether in-person or online.

We look forward to working with Secretary-designate Cardona and his team at the Department of Education on the many important issues facing students, families, and colleges and universities during these challenging times.”