Secretary Miguel Cardona speaks against school-centered partisanship, saying “I won’t sit idly when some try to attack our schools.” Facing the passing of Parents Bill of Rights legislation, a wave of school choice expansion laws taking hold in Republican-led states, and nearly 30,000 school board seats on this year’s ballot, White House allies plan a counteroffensive to conservative political momentum.
“When we talk about politicization, when we talk about book banning, when we talk about Black history curriculum being picked apart — I think there are deliberate attempts to make sure that our public schools are not functional so that the private option sounds better,” Miguel Cardona told POLITICO. “It just seems like it’s a constant attack on what I know as a dad, and what I know as an educator, is happening in our schools,” Cardona said. “Education being used to divide communities is the challenge that we face now as leaders.”
“I’m not against choice, I went to a technical high school that wasn’t my local neighborhood high school. … But I don’t want privatization at the expense of the local school. The neighborhood school should be fully funded; it should have great resources so that students who go there have a top-tier education.”
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