Biden State of the Union addresses education concerns
President called for expand mental health services, free preschool education and assault weapons ban
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President Biden’s State of the Union took place yesterday, as he addressed several of the nation’s pressing issues—making a case for “best-educated workforce” in the world.
He called for free pre-kindergarten for 3 and 4-year olds, stating that “children who go to preschool are nearly 50% more likely to finish high school and go on to earn a 2- or 4-year degree, no matter their background.”
The President also stated “we’re making progress by reducing student debt and increasing Pell Grants for working and middle-class families”—after signing a bill last year to increase Pell Grant by $500 for a maximum value of approximately $7,400 for 2023.
Additionally, President Biden announced a four-part Unity Agenda that will address children’s mental health and expand mental health services.
“The Department of Education (ED) will announce more than $280 million in grants to increase the number of mental health care professionals in high-need districts and strengthen the school-based mental health profession pipeline,” the announcement stated.
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