ROYAL OAK, MI — First Lady Jill Biden said making two years of community college free for all students will help the U.S. economy recover and lift up a generation of young Americans.
Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited Oakland Community College on Friday for the last stop in a Midwest tour focused on schools returning to in-person learning. The first lady also promoted free community college and pre-kindergarten proposals in the president’s $3.5 trillion economic recovery agenda, which faces key votes in Congres.
Biden, who teaches community college courses in addition to her duties as the first lady, said the administration is doing everything it can to make schools stay safe and remain open.
“Educators, you know, we did our best with virtual learning, but there are some things that you just cannot replicate through a screen,” Biden said. “That’s why I’m so happy to be back in class in person,…