78-year-old Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his ‘nominee’ for Secretary of Education.
As usual, virtually no one watched Joe Biden’s press conference on Wednesday but we’re supposed to believe he got 81 million votes.
Biden will nominate Dr. Miguel A. Cardona for the position. Cardona currently is the Connecticut Education Commissioner, and has three decades of experience as a public school educator and administrator. He would be the first Latino to lead the U.S. Department of Education.
“In Miguel Cardona, America will have an experienced and dedicated public school teacher leading the way at the Department of Education — ensuring that every student is equipped to thrive in the economy of the future, that every educator has the resources they need to do their jobs with dignity and success, and that every school is on track to reopen safely,” Biden said in a statement on Tuesday.
Biden unveiled his plans to make most college degrees absolutely worthless.
Joe Biden said, “Public colleges and universities are going to be tuition-free for families earning less than $125,000.”
President-elect Joe Biden: "Public colleges and universities are going to be tuition-free for families earning less than $125,000." pic.twitter.com/ubNpgXRCxm
— The Hill (@thehill) December 23, 2020
Advocates are pushing Biden to take significant action on student debt early in his term. Student loan relief has become more of an urgent issue in light of Congress’s failure to include an extension of the moratorium on federal student loan payments in its most recent stimulus bill.
“It’s deeply disappointing that Congress did not act to extend the federal student loan suspension in the [stimulus] relief bill,” said Americans for Financial Reform in a statement. “This increases the urgency for Biden to act, both by extending the pause on payments and by cancelling federal student loan debt.”
While Biden has expressed general support for broad student loan forgiveness, he has sidestepped questions about a specific plan, and has not indicated whether or not he would enact broad student debt cancellation through executive action.
“Free” college tuitions and forgiving student loans only puts more strain on the average American taxpayer.