WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden took office just three months ago — during a pandemic, in the midst of economic collapse, and after a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol that resulted in the second impeachment of his predecessor.
The following statement can be attributed to NEA President Becky Pringle:
“No matter what we look like, where we come from or where we live, we want all our students to have access to safe, quality and socially just public schools and higher education campuses that help them pursue their dreams and fulfill their true potential. In the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration, we have seen historic investments in public education along with bold actions that make America stronger, safer and healthier for all. From working with educators to help reopen K-12 school buildings through vital funding, prioritizing educators with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and nominating a Secretary of Education who will collaborate with educators, students are at the center of President Joe Biden’s agenda. And in passing the American Rescue Plan, his bold actions will help this country build back better. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have improved the lives of our students, educators and their families. And the work is just beginning.”
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The National Education Association is the nation’s largest professional employee organization, representing more than 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers. Learn more at www.nea.org.