I am cautiously optimistic about a Joe Biden presidency when it comes to education. What sets him apart from the average corporate Democrat is the influence of his wife Jill, a community college professor. President-Elect Biden did not disappoint teachers in his victory speech last night.
From a transcript.
Folks, as I said many times before, I’m Jill’s husband. And I would not be here without her love and tireless support. And my son Hunter and my daughter and all our grandchildren and their spouses and all our family. They are my heart. Jill is a military mom, an educator. She dedicated her life to education. Teaching is not just what she does, it’s who she is.
For American educators, it is a great day for y’all. You’re going to have one of your own in the White House. And Jill is going to make a great First Lady. I am so proud of her.
Education will not be a forgotten issue under Biden. No, he is not going to stop grade inflation. That is a local issue that we have to work on. However, I don't believe we will be "Arne Duncaned" again like we were by President Barack Obama. We may see better policy from the federal government on testing and evaluations. We also most likely will not be shortchanged on funding.