Joe Biden Appoints Education Secretary, Announces Free Education For Low Income Earners

Joe Biden Appoints Education Secretary, Announces Free Education For Low Income Earners

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By Spy Uganda Correspondent

USA: President-elect Joe Biden has announced that community college will now be completely free and public colleges and universities will be free for families who earn under $125,000 (USD) a year.

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This was shortly after announcing that Dr. Miguel Cardona would be the next Secretary of Education, Biden posted his administration’s plan for free college education on Twitter today.

“In the 21st century, twelve years of school isn’t enough. That’s why under the Biden-Harris plan, the community college will be free and public colleges and universities will be tuition-free for families earning less than $125,000 a year,” he tweeted.

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Biden also announced other changes in the Biden-Harris education plan, such as tripling funding for title one schools, better access to high-quality pre-kindergarten, raising teacher wages, and fully-funding students with a disability.

“We need to make sure that every child in this nation has access to an education, regardless of their zip-code…regardless of any disability,” Joe Biden said.

It’s big news considering that on average Americans pay up to $48k a year in college tuition fees, according to Top Universities. That means parents usually save for years to get their kids into college, or they simply don’t go.

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It’s a step in the right direction and will mean there are less barriers to getting an education in America.

However, some Americans in the replies were not happy with Biden’s decision, believing that ‘free’ education equates to more money being paid by the tax-payer.

An Aussie woman was quick to call out these “selfish” comments.

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