N.C. Sen. Richard Burr plans to support Cindy Marten to serve as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. That would be a mistake.

Biden supporter Joe Nathan of the Center for School Change laid out a long list of reasons why Sen. Burr and other members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee should reject Marten’s nomination.  In a recent email to HELP Committee members, Nathan wrote,

I am very concerned about the nomination of Cindy Marten for Deputy Secretary of Education because of issues with these ideals.  Notwithstanding verbal assurances from the nominee and her supporters, her actions have been contrary to these ideals.  I believe your office has been provided some of the considerable, documented evidence demonstrating a history of deeply disturbing actions during Ms. Marten’s tenure as Superintendent of San Diego Unified School.  For example, Ms. Marten

This is a worrisome record of failure by a school administrator who anti-school choice progressives like Diane Ravitch have embraced.