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How The Biden Administration Can Focus On Education In The First 100 Days
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How The Biden Administration Can Focus On Education In The First 100 Days

Scott Sargrad argues the importance and economic benefits of prioritizing K-12 education in the Biden administration's first 100 days, particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.

On January 20, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take their oaths of office and become the 46th president and vice president of the United States. Although the approval of a Covid-19 vaccine provides some hope for an end to the current global pandemic, it will take years to address the damage to society, the economy, and America’s public education system. The incoming Biden Administration has no time to lose. In its first 100 days, the administration should take clear steps to dramatically increase federal K-12 education funding and expand college and career pathways for all students. Facing an economic recession and the risk of long-term damage to students’ futures, investing in public education is essential to short-term recovery and the country’s long-term economic prosperity.

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Scott Sargrad

Vice President, K-12 Education Policy