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Warren Says Her Education Secretary Pick Must Win Approval From ‘Young Trans Person’

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said this week that her pick for U.S. secretary of education would have to win approval from a “young trans person” who believes the nominee is “committed to creating a welcoming environment” in the nation’s schools.

Warren, who’s campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination ahead of next week’s Iowa caucuses, made that statement in response to a question from a college student at a Cedar Rapids event who said her lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender peers often don’t learn about their own LGBTQ issues in history or sex education classes. The student asked how Warren would make sure schools are more inclusive.

Warren is one of several candidates, including former Vice President Joe Biden, who have committed to appointing someone with experience teaching in a public school to the role.

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