“There is a lot of work to be done, but it would be nice to know that there is an education secretary who is thinking about how to protect students from hunter schools rather than other ways around,” said Aaron Ament president National Student Legal Defense Network, Which has sued the department for efforts to roll back Obama-era regulations on debt forgiveness and consumer protection.
Mr. Biden has designated the team to help the Department of Education through the transition.
Leading team is Linda Darling-Hammond, president of Palo Alto, California. Learning Policy Institute, which oversees education change in 2008 for Mr. Obama. Ms. Darling-Hammond, an experienced educationist and policy assessor. Arenas such as Delegation, School Finance and Teacher Preparation were considered a contender for Mr. Biden’s Secretary of Education, but fired himself from the running, stating that he remains committed to his work in California.
Transition team’s Obama’s strong representation from unions of former officials and teachers It has been met with mixed reactions.
Announcing the team, a transition official said its members have a diversity of “key approaches to addressing America’s most urgent and complex challenges,” with a “deep background in key policy areas.”
Kerry Rodrigues, president of the National Parents Association, which represents low-income parents and parents of color, said the team’s structure made them worried that the Biden administration would ply the government with those It is failing many of our children who are “interested in strengthening the status quo”. “
“It’s the biggest table right now,” he said of the transition team, “and I don’t see parent groups, family groups, communities present.” He said, “It looks like we’re back to the same old, ‘We’re going to work with you, not with you.”