Biden Policy Director Talks Education, and Fields Questions


If elected president, what would Joe Biden do for education? Although campaign plans face plenty of obstacles when it’s time to govern, the former vice president has rolled out a sweeping education agenda, from the earliest years through college and beyond.

The Democratic nominee also has developed a “road map to reopening schools safely” amid the pandemic, and has been sharply critical of President Trump’s approach.

Stef Feldman, the Biden campaign’s policy director, provides a brief overview of the campaign’s education proposals, and takes questions from journalists from around the country.

Viewers will learn more about Biden’s plans, including his call to develop “clear, consistent” national guidelines on reopening schools and provide emergency funding for public schools and child care providers. The campaign also has issued a series of plans to provide universal pre-K for 3- and 4-year-olds, triple funding for the federal Title I program for low-income students, and make public colleges and universities tuition-free for all families with incomes below $125,000, to name just a few.

This webinar was presented on October 22, 2020.