The Biden-Harris Administration submitted the president’s budget for fiscal year 2023 to Congress on March 28. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued a statement highlighting the budget’s vision for the education system.
“Federal budgets are an expression of values. This proposal reflects the Biden-Harris Administration’s deep belief in the importance of education and the success and well-being of our nation’s students,” Cardona stated. “It’s my hope that Congress answers the president’s call for continued investments that help our schools hire and support more teachers, school counselors, and other personnel who can nurture the social, emotional, and academic development and mental well-being of our children and youth in this critical time and beyond.”
He added, “Across the country, we must focus our efforts on recovery. That means ensuring all students — especially those from underserved communities and those most impacted by the pandemic — receive the resources they need to thrive. Importantly, this budget also invests in access to affordable higher education and the creation of stronger pathways that meet the demands of our workforce and connect students to well-paying jobs and fulfilling careers.”
Read the full news release from the U.S. Department of Education highlighting the budget.