Biden Draws Laughs After Interrupting Wife's Meeting on Education
President Joe Biden drew laughs from a crowd attending his wife’s meeting on education.
First Lady Jill Biden met with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and others on Wednesday at the White House.
Walsh was speaking when the president opened the door.
“I’m gonna stop talking right now,” Walsh said.
Joe Biden added, “Whatever she says, I agree with.”
The crowd began to laugh.
His wife turned to Walsh and joked, “Speaking of partners.”
After more laughter, Walsh said, “That’s a wrap.”
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WATCH: Pres. Biden walks in on First Lady Jill Biden's meeting with Secretary Walsh and Secretary Cardona: "Whatever she says, I agree with." pic.twitter.com/gfpuLoB3FN
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The first lady held the meeting to address the issue of teacher shortages.
On Wednesday, the administration announced actions to help fill the vacancies.
The White House fact sheet states, “The President has been clear from day one that to address these long-standing staffing challenges facing our schools, exacerbated by the pandemic, teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school staff need to be paid competitively, and treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve, including through improved working conditions for staff and learning conditions for students.”
The fact sheet continues, “Today’s announcements build on this call, and the actions the President has already taken to invest in and support educators across the country and address staffing shortages.”
According to the fact sheet, ZipRecruiter will be launching a new online job portal directed at K-12 school jobs.
“This portal will showcase job openings across public schools throughout the United States, including teachers, nurses, guidance counselors, social workers, mental health counselors, librarians, and more,” the administration explained.
Schools, districts, and states can partner with the company to “have their open roles included for free. The job portal will also feature additional hiring resources including best practices for both job seekers and school districts’ human resource teams.”
Earlier this month, The Washington Post reported that state- and district-level reports have emerged nationwide “detailing staffing gaps that stretch from the hundreds to the thousands — and remain wide open as summer winds rapidly to a close.”
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