On August 9, 1988, US President Ronald Reagan nominated Lauro Fred Cavazos as Secretary of Education. Cavazos was the first Latinx to hold a cabinet post, which was really big. He earned a BA in zoology, an MA in cytology, and a Ph D in physiology. Cavazos also served as college president and professor and is a strong advocate of bilingualism in education. Cavazos is a sixth-generation Texan with a Mexican heritage.
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