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Biden Calls for More Federal Funds for Schools, Universal Pre-K

  • Education is Democratic front-runner’s first policy rollout
  • Former VP also wants changes to student loan forgiveness
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Joe Biden hopes to transform the U.S. education system by tripling federal funding for schools serving low-income students and offering universal pre-kindergarten for 3- and 4-year-olds.

The education plan is the former vice president’s first detailed policy initiative as he seeks the Democratic presidential nomination. The proposal, which he unveiled at an event Tuesday in Houston, would also double the number of psychologists, guidance counselors, nurses and social workers in schools and include additional federal funding for improving public school buildings.