President Joe Biden announced that he will not fulfill one of his main electoral promises of guaranteeing two years of education paid for by the federal government in public higher education centers (“community colleges.”)
First Lady Jill Biden, who has been a professor for more than 40 years, made the announcement during a summit of community college leaders on Monday.
Jill Biden explained that the provision guaranteeing two years of “tuition-free” higher education will not be included in the big spending plan known as “Build Back Better,” pushed by her husband and which Democrats want to pass into Congress.
That plan, valued at 1.75 trillion dollars, was approved by the House of Representatives last year, where the Democrats have a majority, but was wrecked in December, when divisions within the Democratic Party prevented it from passing in the Senate.
Jill Biden took on the mission of promoting the initiative to guarantee two years of “tuition-free” of higher education, but on Monday she had to admit to the educational community that it will not go forward.