Dec 11

National Disability Advocates: If Biden’s Transition Team Cares About Equity and Access, It Won’t Choose Eskelsen Garcia as Education Secretary

On December 11, the NJ Ed Report published a letter of concern signed by disability rights groups, including the Center, opposing the possible appointment of Lily Eskelsen Garcia to head the Department of Education. 

The signatories of this letter are national advocacy organizations that represent students with  disabilities, their families, and the educators who serve them. Together, we advocate for policies that  ensure students with disabilities are included in all aspects of society and have every opportunity to  succeed. We write to express serious concern about the potential nomination of Lily Eskelsen Garcia as  the Secretary of Education and positions previously taken by the National Education Association (NEA)  while she served as their president.

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