Jill Biden Promotes Student Loan Reforms

We haven't seen all that much of Dr. Jill Biden since the start of the Obama White House--compared to her husband, at least--but the long-time educator stepped into the spotlight today to promote the student loan reforms signed by President Obama.

Biden introduced the president this morning during the roll-out event at Northern Virginia Community College, where Biden teaches English classes.

"I am pleased to say that the reforms in this bill will make a huge difference to those Americans who need it most.  The expansions in Pell Grants will provide critical financial support to millions of middle-class Americans who are struggling with the costs of college," Biden said.

"The caps on student loan repayments will ensure that our students don't go broke because they chose to pursue a college education.  And I am particularly thrilled that this bill invests in community colleges across our country so that more students can gain the knowledge and technical job skills that they need to compete and succeed," Dr. Biden continued.

Biden also recorded Organizing for America's video promoting student loan reforms, e-mailed to OfA supporters this afternoon, in which she explains what the bill will do and why Obama supporters should be excited about it:



Biden taught for 13 years in public schools as a reading specialist and English teacher; after that, she taught for 15 years at Delaware Technical & Community College. Biden earned her doctorate in education from the University of Delaware in 2007.
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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