[Ed. – His record for hiring only people of color for his cabinet remains unblemished. In the meantime, what’s wrong with opening schools instantaneously considering how devastating this has been on the nation’s children?]
Joe Biden has formally selected Miguel Cardona as his nominee to lead the Department of Education, which will be tasked with navigating the president-elect’s pledge to reopen most schools within his first 100 days in office as the US emerges from a deadly winter amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The president-elect will unveil a plan to Congress early next year to fund teachers and schools, widespread testing capacity, ventilation systems and more school buses to give students proper physical distancing, all to help “achieve an ambitious but doable goal of safely opening a majority of schools by the end of our first 100 days.”
That plan will also extend to a 100-day mask mandate, which the president can enforce on federal property and interstate travel. He also will issue guidance to state and local governments to implement similar rules.