That ain’t all….
Don’t wait for the President to write off any students loan money due….
The push by Senate Bernie Sanders from ‘free’ college has been turned down by Senator Manchin and others as too costly….
Biden will try to get something is a revised Build Back Better bill….
Oh, Manchin says forget the FDR thing for any BBB bill….
First Lady Jill Biden confirmed that the administration won’t be able to deliver free community college to Americans, acknowledging that a major provision of Biden’s economic agenda is off the table.
“Congress hasn’t passed the Build Back Better legislation yet. And free community college is no longer part of that package,” Biden said in remarks at a community college summit on Monday.
“We knew that this wasn’t going to be easy. Joe always said that. Still, like you, I was disappointed because like you, these aren’t just bills or budgets to me, to you, right? We know what they mean for real people, for our students. And it was a real lesson in human nature that some people just don’t get that,” she added.
The First Lady on Monday pointed to provisions still being negotiated in Build Back Better that could help community college students, striking a hopeful tone that some assistance is on the way. She said that high-speed internet, affordable prescription drugs, more Pell Grants, affordable childcare, and universal preschool are still on the table.
Biden also argued that the administration has made progress for community college students, noting that the American Rescue Plan, the major COVID-19 relief package passed last year, put millions of dollars into community colleges, while the bipartisan infrastructure law also promises to create jobs and skills training….