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Biden is president-elect: What could it mean for K-12?

Education Dive |

During the campaign, Biden outlined an education policy platform that has a number of possible implications for K-12 schools, including increased teacher pay, stricter Title IX rules, more Title I funding, additional coronavirus response and more. 

  • Biden, whose wife is a college professor and a former public school teacher, has vowed to select an education secretary with a background in public education, something Secretary Betsy DeVos has been criticized for lacking. 
  • Biden’s education platform also calls for increasing teacher pay, especially for early childhood educators, as a way to retain high-quality teachers. Harris also supports raising teacher pay.
  • Biden is against using public funds to support private schools. He isn’t, however, opposed to charter or magnet schools, but favors greater accountability for the former.
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