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How President Biden is Revitalizing American Education 2024
President Biden will shed light on his efforts to address the under performance of American students since the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, as Republicans work to incorporate education as an emotionally significant issue in their 2024 campaign.
Returning from a week-long break on Saturday, Biden will mark the time of year when American parents send their children back to school with his visit to Eliot-Hine Middle School in Washington, D.C. In order to improve math competency, particularly for low-income 11 to 13-year-old Capitol Hill students, the school is working with George Washington University on a tuition program.
The Bipartisan School Security Act, which includes provisions for both public and private schools to hire mental health specialists, was passed last year as a result of pressure the Biden administration applied to Congress to increase funding for public schools.
Among other education-related measures, Vice President Biden is increasing money for public-private partnerships, finding tutors for schools, and improving teacher training, particularly for those who will be instructing pupils from low-income households.
“From day one, President Biden has worked to safely reopen each school, bring about rapid academic progress, and build communities where all students feel connected,” the White House said in a statement on Monday.
Large-scale federal funding and local control of public education in the US have led to frequent disputes over jobs and costs, with the Republican presidential candidates, especially Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, placing a strong emphasis on youth education.
Campaigns to prevent transgender athletes from playing school sports and restrictions on publications perceived to have a strong ideological influence are two examples of this attempt. The federal education department would need to be abolished, which would require extraordinary congressional action, according to former president Donald Trump and many of his competitors for the Republican nominee.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced instructors to adjust, and pupils’ mental health suffered as a result. This resulted in a dramatic drop in American math and reading results since 2020.
Because they perceived this decline as a long-term threat to economic progress, Biden’s backers appointed a professor who specializes in this issue as an advisor to the vice president this month.
The 80-year-old Biden intends to seek reelection in 2024 for another four-year term.Just one day after he declared his bid for reelection, the National Education Association, the largest labor organization in America and the voice of 3 million public school teachers, gave him its support. Republican-affiliated organizations play a key role in campaigns to support charter schools independently and increase public education funding.