First Phase of Biden Infrastructure Plan to Include Billions for Schools, Child Care Centers and Broadband

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March 31, 2021

A quote from former Secretary of Education John B. King during The Early & Elementary Education Initiative's "Reimagining Early Care and Education" event appeared in an article from The 74 Million about Biden's investments in child care.

The plan to spend $100 billion on K-12 facilities includes $50 billion in direct grants for facilities and $50 billion in construction bonds. Another $45 billion in Environmental Protection Agency funds would be used to reduce lead exposure in schools and early-childhood facilities. In addition to expanding broadband, Biden’s plan would seek to lower the cost of internet service.

“Infrastructure was not strong enough even before COVID,” John King, president and CEO of The Education Trust and a former U.S. education secretary and, said Tuesday during a webinar on early-childhood education hosted by New America. “Even before the pandemic, we were underinvesting in the systems and people that are essential in keeping our country running.”

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