Education Secretary Miguel Cardona did not support the Biden administration when he said on Monday he was unaware of the student housing protests at Howard University.
Cardona jumps into Power 105’s’Breakfast Club‘ to discuss the Biden administration’s plan for HBCUs. However, when the server Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy ask him about the recent student Demonstration about living conditions in dormitory, Cardona, who said earlier on the show that his job is to secure funding for colleges, admits he has no clue about one of the year’s top HBCU stories.
“How do you feel when you witness the housing crisis at Howard University?” Charlamagne asked Cardona.
The Education Secretary did not respond to questions, instead reaching for a water bottle in an attempt to stop. DJ Envy appeared to notice Cardona’s hesitation and asked him “Did you see it?”
Cardona, whose office is less than 3 miles from Howard’s campus in Washington D.C., eventually admitted he knew nothing about a month-long student protest to improve living conditions in the dormitory. amnesty.
“I don’t see it,” Cardona said. “No, I don’t know specifically.”
DJ Envy then briefly spoke to Cardona about the situation before Charlamagne wondered how Cardona talked about millions of dollars going to HBCUs, but was completely unaware of the problems happening “on the pitch.” your back in DC”
“What I’m going to tell you is that the funds are there not just to help with tuition and such things but for whatever need those students have,” Cardona said. “Including housing.”
The statement didn’t stop Charlamagne from once again poking fun at Cardona, who tried to get away shy by telling a story about a time when he visited Howard’s campus and saw the community outreach related to a COVID-19 vaccine.
“But you didn’t visit during that time!” Charlamagne said loudly.
In addition to HBCUs and the Howard protest, the hosts also asked Cardona about Biden ending the student loan pause. payment at the end of next month.
The Secretary replied that the Biden administration had been “aggressive” with student debt relief including billions of dollars provided under the Plan to Rescue America and Build It Better, an answer that made The two hosts were not amused.
https://www.blackenterprise.com/education-secretary-miguel-cardona-tells-the-breakfast-club-he-had-no-clue-about-howard-universitys-housing-crisis/ Education Secretary Miguel Cardona admits he knows nothing about Howard University’s housing crisis