Joe Biden is a former pharmaceutical executive who is currently a United States Senator from Maryland. An Ivy League graduate and former Rhodes scholar, he has also served as secretary of labor during the administration of Bill Clinton. Serving as a U.S congressmen representing the state of Maryland since 1997, he is considered to be a moderate swing or center-oriented voice in the upper chamber. Most recently, he has announced his intention to challenge incumbent Sen. Richard J. Durban (D-DE) in this year's election. This interview offers an insight into what a strong campaign might entail and some of the key issues on which he hopes to differentiate himself from former colleagues like Sens. Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Ben Cardin (D-MD).
One of President Obama's top priorities was to bolster the education reform efforts initiated by his administration. He has used his presidential commission on education to launch a website, make several speeches, and issue several reports. The commission has also held hearings regarding the issue of college education and released several reports. One such report, released in September, explained the ways in which the government can improve the financing of higher education, including by increasing student aid. The report did not directly take a stance on teacher pay, but suggested that the cost of education should be kept in perspective when evaluating the performance of our nation's colleges and universities.
During his time in office as President Obama, Joe Biden travelled to several colleges and universities to speak about education and make speeches on the topic. While many of his speeches were critical of President George W. Bush's educational policies, he also expressed optimism regarding the potential of a new education reform package put forth by President Obama. “The first step is always the hardest,” he said. “The second step is getting it done.” He went on to note that he and the president share the same vision regarding education reform and that their goal is to see that vision become a reality.
According to some sources, the US economy is suffering from a lack of jobs because there are not enough good-paying jobs. Another explanation as to why more people are not working in the US is the fact that the number of students taking non-disciplinary courses is rising. This is having a negative impact on the US economy, as people who do not pursue higher education are not being productive. They are not contributing to the economic pie. As such, unemployment and poverty are becoming more pronounced in the US.
A major component of Joe Biden's efforts at educating the American people about education has been his visits to various educational institutions, community colleges and universities. He speaks before the . . . . . . audiences, makes speeches and gives talks on the topic. Some of these events have drawn raves from all over the country.
Education in the United States has come a long way in a relatively short period of time. However, issues like teacher's rights, tenure and discipline still exist in the US. As a result, many schools in the country lag behind international standards and are lagging behind in teaching quality. That is why, a lot of attention is being paid to improving teaching standards in the US. That is something that the United Nations should take a close look into, since they are the educators of tomorrow and they need to be looked after well.