The president of America’s largest teachers union endorsed President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for reelection in 2024 on Wednesday (April 26).
Becky Pringle, president of the three million-member National Education Association (NEA), said that the union recommends the President and Vice President as the Democratic nominees for reelection in 2024, so the pair could continue to lead by prioritizing America’s students, teachers, and public.
Pringle continued that it didn’t “matter what we look like, where we come from or where we live,” the union believed every student deserves safe, fair, high-quality public schools, colleges, and universities to “help them pursue their dreams and fulfil their true potential.”
The NEA president described Biden and Harris as “tireless advocates” for public education, continually proving that their admiration is “the most pro-public education and pro-union” in modern history.
She asserted the pair had worked alongside “parents and educators” to reinforce public schools, expanding opportunities for learning among “all students — black, white, Latino, Asian, Native, newcomer, LGBTQ+, or differently-abled” in all communities, including rural, suburban, and urban.
The NEA cites several “accomplishments” of the Biden administration, including the elimination of “up to $20,000” in student debt for millions, which the Association described as “the largest investment in public education” in the U.S.’s history.
The Association continued touting some of the Biden administration’s accomplishments, suggesting the administration has enabled school districts across the country to raise teacher pay, address teacher shortages, repair damaged school buildings, and “support historically black colleges and universities.”