Senator Elizabeth Warren. Warren is currently one of the leading picks to be Biden’s running mate, but if she is not chosen, she’s likely to be considered for a cabinet post. Most think of her as a possible contender to lead Treasury, but she should not be overlooked for Education. Warren started her career as a public school teacher and then became a law school professor, working at several universities. Since joining the Senate, she has served on the committee that oversees education and has been an outspoken critic of current Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and a leader in many areas including for-profit colleges and student debt.
Senator Michael Bennet. Bennet (D-CO) is also likely to be on the list. The former presidential candidate has a unique resume for the position. He formerly served on the education committee in the Senate, but his background in education started before that. Before coming to the Senate, he served as the Superintendent of Denver Public Schools.