Dec 10

Former NEA Chief Eskelsen Garcia, Possible Education Secretary Pick, Under Scrutiny for Comments About Special-Needs Kids

On December 10, the 74 Million reported that a number of disability rights groups, including the Center, signed a letter of concern with the possible appointment of Lily Eskelsen Garcia to head the Department of Education. 

Comments that Lily Eskelsen Garcia made five years ago in an address to a progressive advocacy organization have resurfaced this week as speculation continues over whether the former National Education Association chief will be President-elect Joe Biden’s likely pick for education secretary.

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