On Wednesday, President Joe Biden completely embarrassed himself when he said that he wants kids to have a minimum of 14 years of education.
Later on in the speech however, Biden confusingly said, “I want to guarantee the additional four years of public education for every person in America.” The public school system in the United States requires 12 years of education so four additional years of education would be 16 years, not 14.
“One of the reasons why we are a leading country in the world for so long and still on the edges is because we’re the first industrial nation in the world to allow 12 years of free education back at the turn of the 20th century, but everybody’s caught up,” Biden said during a speech in Crystal Lake, Illinois. “At the time they were debating what should be education in America? The argument was there should be 12 years of free education. And that’s what got us ahead. That’s what had us leap ahead of the rest of the world. But today everybody’s caught up. Does anybody think in the 21st century with changes taking place in technology and across the board that 12 years of education is enough to be able to live a middle-class life? I don’t think so.”
“And so the fact of the matter is I’ve decided we should have a minimum of 14 years of education,” Biden said. “I want to guarantee the additional four years of public education for every person in America … Starting with providing two years of universal high quality preschool for three and four year olds. … I want to add two years of free community college for everyone.”
Biden continued, “I proposed to increase the maximum Pell grant, which if you’re below a certain income you qualify for a Pell grant from right about 6,500 a year to $8,000 a year. … My plan will reduce student debt for future teachers, double the size of annual federal scholarships for future teachers, will also support a hundred billion dollar in school infrastructure improvements, including community college … My plan will also provide up to 12 weeks of paid family leave for medical care.”
Funnily enough, Joe Biden also mistook a 4 year old for a 12 year old, and then once he guessed again he thought they were 14. Watch that cringey moment below:
Joe Biden thought a 4 year old was 12 years old, then he thought he was 14 years old. https://t.co/H8qcnThtlv
— Robert (@bSmithMagic) July 8, 2021
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