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Foxx Statement on Biden’s Pick to Lead Education Department

Today, Republican Leader of the Committee on Education and Labor, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), issued the following statement after President-elect Joe Biden nominated Miguel Cardona to lead the Education Department:
“Our country needs a proven leader at the Department of Education who will put students first. This means supporting policies that better prepare students to compete in our evolving economy, modernize a complicated federal student loan system, and offer all parents equal opportunity to choose the best education for their children. Additionally, we need a Secretary of Education who will support bold reforms to America’s postsecondary education system that will ensure today’s college students are prepared for tomorrow’s workforce.

“Unfortunately, President-elect Biden’s nomination of Miguel Cardona is a step in the wrong direction. Nothing suggests he will lead the challenge to fight the status quo that currently traps too many kids in failing schools, saddles too many students with crippling debt, and shows too little concern for taxpayers. We need someone who works for the interests of students above all else. I intend to follow the Senate confirmation proceedings closely as we learn more about Miguel Cardona’s competency for the job.”


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