May 23, 2022

US Education Secretary Cardona visits Edgewood ISD to tout Build Back Better bill

If she had a magic wand and could change anything about school, Gus Garcia University School seventh-grader Briana Castellanos said she would have more teachers available after school to help with homework.

Eighth-grader Christopher Membreno said he wanted more individualized student support and challenging coursework.

As the students talked, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona jotted down notes, planning to take the suggestions back to Washington with him. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) and state Sen. José Menéndez (D-San Antonio) sat beside him in the Gus Garcia cafeteria, listening to the half dozen middle school students talk about being back in the classroom after months learning remotely.

US Education Secretary Cardona visits Edgewood ISD to tout Build Back Better bill