Hispanic Federation Congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona


Today, Hispanic Federation, one of the nation’s leading organizations dedicated to supporting and empowering Latino communities, issued the following statement on the confirmation and swearing-in of Dr. Miguel Cardona as Education Secretary. Hispanic Federation President Frankie Miranda said:

“The confirmation of Dr. Miguel Cardona to lead the Department of Education is a critical step to build back our nation’s classrooms as places where all children can learn. Throughout his confirmation hearings, Dr. Cardona made clear his intent to work toward increasing equity in our classrooms and to protect the civil rights of all students by enforcing laws that provide protection from discrimination. Dr. Cardona has been a fierce advocate for some of the most marginalized students – including students of color, students with disabilities, low-income students, and English language learners. Coupled with his qualifications and personal background in public education, Miguel Cardona is the kind of leader our children – and our country – needs and deserves.

Latino communities understand that the road to economic success, opportunity, and equity runs through public school classrooms. We look forward to partnering with Dr. Cardona and the entire Biden Administration as they work to rebuild confidence and support for public education at this critical moment.”

Matthew Rojas