At the Department of Education, two of the most important education union officials in the country are being considered to take over for Betsy DeVos, who has been in the position since 2017. DeVos, who had no education background before taking over, was hated by teachers and their unions for her lack of experience, her push to privatize public education, and her moves to make it easier for student loan companies to take advantage of students.
At a forum with the National Education Association (NEA) in 2019, Biden made the following pledge, "First thing, as president of United States -- not a joke -- first thing I will do is make sure that the secretary of education is not Betsy DeVos, it is a teacher. A teacher. Promise."
With that in mind here are the people who are believed to be in consideration for the position.