By Amy Dowell
During this year’s pandemic, the same equity interests guided [Commissioner Cardona] to advocate for schools to stay open and accountable. He has now been elevated to a national stage because of that consistent commitment during this particularly hard year for students — many already burdened with poverty, low expectations driven by racism, and with additional learning needs. The next commissioner appointed by Gov. Ned Lamont should honor that legacy and continue the educational equity work underway.
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