Improving K-12 Education And Increasing Access to Educational Opportunities After Graduation For Communities Of Color
One of Joe Biden’s other main priorities is building the educational infrastructure of low-income communities of color. According to a 2017 U.S. Census Bureau report, 24.2 percent of non-Hispanic whites had a high school diploma, 19.8 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher, and 8.8 percent held a graduate or advanced professional degree.
How will Joe Biden close the racial and income gap in America?
Biden plans to close the racial and ethnic achievement gap by investing $775 billion on helping to care for young and old Americans through universal preschool and other initiatives. He also intends to make it feasible for every student who graduates from high school to already have college credits or an industry certification so as to increase Latinos’ access to eventually be considered middle class.
Jill Biden’s usual expression is that “Any country that out-educates us, will out-compete us,”–– Joe Biden will not only provide educational resources to students but additionally will raise the teacher’s wages.
According to the Pew Research Center, about 1 in 6 teachers get a second job to make ends meet so Biden will raise the wage for teachers so that they get paid competitive salaries and benefits.
Additionally, Joe Biden will triple funding for schools serving low-income students of color to eliminate the funding gap between rich and poor schools, private and public institutions, and majority-white versus non-white schools.
Some of that money is expected to work towards widening access to mental health-care venues by doubling the number of counselors, psychologists, and social workers in each school district and essentially each school campus thereby providing the amenities so that the next generation of Latino youth are not only economically successful but also mentally-healthy.