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The secretary of the Department of Education criticized some parents who protested against controversial curricula at school boards, and he was taken to task on social media for it.
Miguel Cardona made the comments during an interview with the Associated Press when asked if the criticism aimed at school boards had gotten worse in recent years.
"I've never seen it where it is now. There was civility. We could disagree. We could have healthy conversations around what’s best for kids," said Cardona.
"I respect differences of opinion. I don’t have too much respect for people that are misbehaving in public and then acting as if they know what’s right for kids," he added.
"Or people that have a problem when we're trying to provide some support for folks who are buried in debt and complain about a $10,000 support for thousands of their constituents, but are OK taking over a million dollars in loan forgiveness themselves as an elected official," Cardona said. "That hypocrisy, I want to call it out."
Cardona had made similar comments in the past when he tweeted that teachers knew what was best for children.
"Teachers know what is best for their kids because they are with them every day. We must trust teachers," he wrote in May.
Cardona was lambasted at that time for those comments, and he was similarly pilloried over his new comments.
"Secretary Cardona has shown us through his actions that he has no respect for parents or parental rights. Now he has sealed the deal with his words," responded the account for Moms for Liberty.
"This is how Biden's Secretary of Education views parental rights. The Left thinks the government knows better than parents when it comes to the education and upbringing of our children," replied Jessica Anderson of the Sentinel Action Fund.
"Secretary Cardona says he doesn't respect parents who think they know what's best for their kids. Huh? This is disqualifying. He should be fired today," read another critical missive.
Cardona was also roundly mocked and ridiculed in April when he was challenged to provide the definition of a woman during a congressional hearing and he refused to provide one numerous times.
Here's the video of Cardona's comments:
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on attacks on education and teaching slaverywww.youtube.com
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Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.