WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden today unveiled his fiscal year 2024 budget that would continue his pledge to be the most pro-public education president in modern American history.
The following statement can be attributed to NEA President Becky Pringle:
“All students, no matter their race, place or means, deserve the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. President Joe Biden continues to shape a bold vision of what this country should — and can — be for all. He prioritizes students and working families by providing historic investments in public education, including more school counselors, nurses and mental health experts who can focus on students’ well-being. Additionally, by increasing funding for IDEA, Title I, early childhood education and community colleges, the President not only supports students but also provides solutions that will help address the chronic and severe educator shortages that are plaguing our public schools. President Biden gets that these much-needed investments are real solutions that parents and students want and need — as opposed to some politicians who only seek to ban books and defund public schools.
“President Biden continues to demonstrate that he is the most pro-public education president in modern history. His budget reflects his values, and his proposal for next year’s spending will have a very real and very positive impact on people’s lives. More importantly, rather than placing the burden on the backs of working families, this budget pays for these investments by making billionaires and corporations finally pay their fair share. The 3 million members of the National Education Association urge Congress to prioritize students and families by building on President Biden’s fiscal year 2024 budget.”