U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited Johnson C. Smith University and Paw Creek Elementary School in Charlotte on Monday. Cardona was joined by U.S. Rep. Alma Adams for both visits. Cardona is the 12th secretary of education and serves under President Joe Biden.
Cardona’s message throughout the visits centered on three topics:
- The vision for the Build Back Better plan and its impact on schools.
- The proposed $45 billion in investments for HBCUs in Biden’s American Families Plan.
- Summer enrichment programs.
Cardona and Adams participated in round table discussions after both visits, the first with students at Johnson C. Smith and the second with parents of exceptional children at Paw Creek.
Cardona began his career in education as a fourth grade teacher in 1998. His message today was for educators and parents.
“We’re gonna build back better. We are. Our students deserve it. And these visits are really our way of listening to what that looks like and what that means for you.”U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona