November 16, 2023
Thank you and welcome, everyone!
I want to start with a story that illustrates why we’re here today. It’s the story of a young undocumented student who came from Mexico City to Texas.
September 7, 2023
Thank you. I’m pleased to be here at Beyer Early Childhood Center in Rockford, Illinois, with Representative Eric Sorensen and National Education Association President Becky Pringle to visit an incredible early learning program here and talk about why we believe early childhood is so critical to raising the bar for education in this country.
August 8, 2023
Thank you to our First Lady, Dr. Biden, for that introduction and her leadership.
I’m glad to be here to discuss a very important topic: cyber security in our schools.
When we were at the height of the pandemic, it wasn’t board games that got my kids through it. It wasn’t books, or sports.
For my son, it was his Xbox – playing Madden with his cousins. For my daughter, it was an app called Houseparty, where she could see her friends.
August 2, 2023
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona highlighted the Biden-Harris administration's efforts to reimagine pathways to college and career in a speech at the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, rail, and Transportation (SMART) Workers' 2023 leadership conference. His remarks, as prepared for delivery, are available below.
July 26, 2023
Thank you, Merhawi, for the introduction and for the passion you have for your fellow students. You embody the American dream.
And thank you to Neera Tanden for championing President Biden's commitment to equal opportunity in education. Glad you are where you are—our education system is better because of it. And I'm thrilled you'll be hearing from President Biden's Senior advisor, Mayor Stephen Benjamin later today.
July 24, 2023
How we doing AFT?! We good? Full of energy? I am really thrilled to be here. In preparation, I told my wife, hey I am going to be speaking at the AFT Teach conference in DC and she said, you better. She's a paying AFT member herself. Shout out to Marissa.
July 5, 2023
On July 3, 2023, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona delivered remarks focused on fighting “toxic disrespect” against teachers and public schools, including through the “ABCs of teaching” and a call to “stop teaching to the test,”at the National Education Association Representative Assembly.
Thank you, Becky, for that kind introduction — and for all you do as a fierce champion for our nation's educators.
June 16, 2023
Thank you, Angela. Moms Demand Action is a force to be reckoned with.
I also want to thank Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Everytown for Gun Safety for organizing this first-ever National Safer Communities Summit.
The conversations taking place here today are so important – that's why at this very moment the President of the United States is on his way to Connecticut.
May 18, 2023
Good evening, Teachers College, Columbia University!
What an honor to receive the Medal for Distinguished Service.
I accept this on behalf of Avelino and Maria Cardona, and Germana Muniz, my grandparents who took a leap of faith and traded paradise for the projects, so their children and grandchildren can have a better life. This award is theirs.
May 16, 2023
Good morning, Chairwoman Foxx, Ranking Member Scott, and distinguished members of the Committee.
I am pleased to join you today to testify on behalf of President Biden's fiscal year 2024 Budget Request for the Department of Education.
I often say that investing in our children is as important as investing in defense. It protects our future. It strengthens our society. It reinforces the prosperity of our economy and the power of our example around the world.