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Biden's Education Dept. pick is Latino man from Connecticut

Biden's Education Dept. pick is Latino man from Connecticut
Cardona grew up speaking Spanish in Connecticut public housing and rose to lead the education department in the state where he graduated from public schools.

Cardona said his background in the classroom and in life makes him uniquely qualified for the job.“It’s our privilege to do the most American thing possible: to forge opportunity out of crisis,” Cardona said at a Wilmington, Del.“That is the power of America,” Cardona said.In announcing his nomination, Biden said Cardona would offer America “an experienced and dedicated public school teacher leading the way at the Department of Education.

He grew up speaking Spanish in Connecticut public schools, rose to lead the state’s education department — and now has been picked to lead national education policy.(Carolyn Kaster/AP) Cardona attended Connecticut public schools and later become a teacher and principal in the same classrooms that he learned in as a child.

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