Biden promotes education spending at stops in Virginia

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden traveled to coastal Virginia to promote his plans to increase spending on education and children, part of his $1.8 trillion families proposal announced last week. Biden and his wife, Jill, visited an elementary school and also went to Tidewater Community College. The president has proposed $109 billion be spent to provide Americans with two years of tuition-free community college. He’s also seeking over $80 billion for Pell Grants to help college affordability and $62 billion for programs that could improve completion rates at community colleges and institutions that predominantly serve disadvantaged students.