Former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on July 4, 2019 in Marshalltown, Iowa.
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Friday that he was committed to an investment of $100 billion to improve school infrastructure across the country.
Speaking at the National Education Association forum in Houston, the former vice president said “the infrastructure of our schools are horrible” – and emphasized that he would focus these investments in lower-income communities.
Biden said he would seek to spend another $100 billion to support teachers in lower-income neighborhoods who act as mentors to their colleagues. Biden said he hoped the investment would allow teachers to solely focus on their teaching, not on working multiple jobs.
“Because folks, we have to have you in the schools, teaching, teaching, teaching,” he said. “You shouldn’t be doing three jobs or two jobs.”
Referencing the education plan he…