PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The superintendent of the Philadelphia School District could be in the running for a spot in President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet. Dr. William Hite responded Thursday to his name being floated as a possible candidate for secretary of education.
“The president-elect is talking about having an educator or someone with educational experience in that role and I think that, in and of itself, is a mark difference with the current administration. A lot of individuals talk about potential candidates for that role. I’m happy to be named as one of those individuals but I haven’t had a lot of time to focus on that and no, no one has reached out to me,” Hite said.READ MORE: Police Investigating Deadly Shooting In Trenton
Education reform groups are said to be pushing the Biden team to appoint an urban district head to the post.
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