December 22nd, 2020

With the Nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona for Education Secretary, NCLD Hopeful for the Future

Student Writing

WASHINGTON – December 22, 2020 – The National Center for Learning Disabilities is encouraged to hear the news of the nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona for U.S. Secretary of Education. The importance of this cabinet position cannot be understated, as the next Secretary of Education bears the responsibility of supporting all students and educators in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The person who assumes this role should have a track record of prioritizing equity, meaningfully engaging with families and communities, and putting students first. 

We know that the Senate will engage in a careful and rigorous review process to ensure that the next Secretary of Education is well prepared to meet the challenges facing our nation’s schools and families. As the confirmation process unfolds, we look forward to learning more about the impact of Dr. Cardona’s work on historically marginalized populations, including students with disabilities. We will be listening carefully to his views on special education and his vision for improving outcomes and promoting equity in America’s schools. 


Read the full statement here.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ mission is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.

For more information, please contact:
Meghan Whittaker, Director of Policy & Advocacy 

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