Biden said he does not believe “we are ‘dissatisfied bureaucrats'”.
“We’re not in a state of bureaucratic dysfunction,” Biden said during a discussion of education policy during the annual meeting of the American Association for Education.
“But I also think that, frankly, we are not in the ‘dismissed bureaucracy’ stage yet.
In fact, we have had to fight this battle, I think, for decades.
I think that there is still a lot of work to do.”
Biden also said that while he has seen many reform proposals, he does believe “it’s not perfect” in the US.
“I think we are still working through a lot.
We still have a long way to go,” he said.”
We still have to get the system working, we still have the politics and the institutions, and we still need to get more people in and out of school.”
But we have done some really good things over the last two years.
“The US Education Department has proposed $1.3 billion in spending cuts, including an overhaul of how it allocates its student aid.
It would slash student aid to students from the current $3,500 per child per year to $1,600 per child.
Budgets have been tight in recent years as Congress has grappled with the sequester, with both the Senate and House of Representatives enacting large cuts in their respective budgets.
Biden said that despite the sequestration, he did not believe the US education system was dysfunctional.”
In fact I believe we are in a better position than we were five years ago, and I think we’re going to have a better education system, which I think will make us stronger in the future,” Biden told the conference.
The former vice president, who is currently in Washington for a summit on education, also noted that “our students are the ones who pay for our education system”.”
The US has some of the most successful, educated people in the world.
That’s why our system works,” he added.”
Our students are what create the future.
We can’t afford to be in the same position as our kids.
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