Jill Biden honors fellow teachers in her 1st official event as first lady
As an educator herself, Biden said she couldn't wait to take the opportunity to thank teachers across the nation for their “heroic commitment” to their jobs.
“I couldn't wait one more day to have this meeting,”, “because I have never felt prouder of our profession. In this pandemic, educators have shown heroic commitment to their students.”Watch! Get the best news, information and inspiration from TODAY, all day long.
Biden said she couldn’t wait to take the opportunity to thank teachers across the nation.Jill Biden / TwitterIt’s a commitment, she noted, that goes far beyond the basics required in a typical classroom.“I've been so inspired by so many of you who have gone above and beyond to meet your students, where they are, in this past year,” she said. “Teaching late nights because your students don't have access to computers until somebody in their family, who's finished using the computer, can give it to them; driving hot spots to neighborhoods without Wi-Fi; taking tearful calls from parents who felt like they just could not juggle at all; supporting parents, distributing food, doing everything that you can to support students’ mental health. And educators, you've done it all, while taking care of your own families and facing your own challenges."
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEE9oqOhoR-So, for all those reasons and more, she offered thanks “on behalf of a grateful nation,” and added, “You have been so strong — and now it's time for us to be strong for you.”In fact, Biden, who holds the distinction of being the only first lady to also hold a full-time job while attending to her White House duties, said that she and President Joe Biden “already started” before he even took the oath of office. headtopics.com
Jan. 20, 202104:05“Joe, the president elect, called on Congress to provide our schools with historic support and funding and his plan provides resources so that we can meet the goal of safely reopening a majority of our K-8 schools in the first 100 days of this administration,” she said. “And that means that access to PPE, hiring more counselors, nurses and custodial staff, reducing class sizes — we all want that — and tackling the digital divide, so that our students can continue learning wherever they are.”
She vowed the president would also address racial and economic inequities that impact education, “give students what they need to succeed,” and that the Biden administration would support teachers in tangible ways. Read more: »
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I hope she advocates to shut down charters - DeVos makes billions off of them! Why not fellow doctors? She wouldn’t honor students? Some teacher What an ugly dress. The man paying his regards🇺🇸 Well done Someone tell Mrs Biden that teachers don't make alot - so she can knock off the color coordinated attire and mask. Her gloves and coat combos she wore on inauguration day cost more than most teachers earn in 6 months.
it's 'DR. JILL BIDEN' You mean she’s not continuing melaniE’s BeBestBS? ExpressNightExpo This is the hour For the Salvation of RIGHTEOUSNESS and HOLINESS in the church. Thank you Dr Biden and thank you Educators!!! This is long overdue 💙