Cindy (Cynthia) Marten - Deputy Secretary of Education
Cindy Marten, currently the superintendent of San Diego Public Schools, was nominated to join President Biden’s cabinet as Deputy Secretary of Education in January. Marten’s 32 years in education reveal a long record of promoting the LGBTQ agenda in her school district. Marten was confirmed as a Deputy Education Secretary on May 11, 2021 by a vote of 54-44.
Views on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity:
- Marten spearheaded a strategic plan for LGBTQ training and support in San Diego’s schools in 2015 (See link)
- In 2017, when the Department of Education and Department of Justice rescinded a federal guidance on LGBTQ assistance in education, Marten released a statement expressing her continued dedication to transgender students and support for school policies that “allow transgender students access to facilities and extracurricular activities that align with their gender identity” (See link)
- Marten’s school district, San Diego Unified, raised the LGBTQ flag in support of Pride Month for the first time in 2019 (See link)