U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona spoke at the sixth White House Initiative Latino Regional Economic Summit, held last month at Cal State San Bernardino.
More than 300 people attended the event, which was the last in a series of gatherings sponsored by the Biden Administration that began last spring in San Antonio, Texas, according to a statement on the university’s website.
The economic summit highlighted the administration’s commitment to advancing equality and economic opportunity among Latinos. It also helped connect Latino leaders with federal leaders and resources.
“I may be a little bit biased, but I believe that all opportunity for success in this country flows from education,” said Cardona, who was the first member of his family to earn a college degree. “I believe, and I’m living proof, that education is an opportunity,” said Cardona,
The Aspen Institute, an international nonprofit dedicated to creating a more equitable society, co-sponsored the economic summit.