Miguel Cardona reflects on his journey through education; says kids need to learn about Hispanic heritage in school

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut has been working toward making sure schools represent cultures and diversity.

In fact, Governor Ned Lamont recently signed a bill into law the focuses on enhancing diversity in the classroom.

Dr. Miguel Cardona, Connecticut Commissioner of Education, spoke with News 8 about the effort to make learning more inclusive.

Cardona, who happens to be the state’s first Latino education commissioner, said teaching about Hispanic heritage gives him pride.

“It’s a huge source of pride, not just for me being the commissioner, but the journey of my parents and my grandparents,” he said. “If you were to look on my desk now you would see pictures of my grandparents who sacrificed a lot more than me so that I could be the Commissioner of Education in Connecticut.”

His grandparents came to the United States from Puerto Rico, moving to the projects of Meriden where he would

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