As I took the time to reflect upon the President Joseph R. Biden Jr., student debt relief announcement, I appreciated the President sharing his own personal stories about the value of education. Which is quite relevant, given that the announcement is beneficial for students and the educational sector. While I know that there is disagreement between Republicans and Democrats with the announcement that has come from President Biden directly, I think at times a President must utilize authority, to give some-kind of order. Especially when agreement and disagreement has become too-much.
I think an investment in the future, and future generations is a win win. But I know there are those who say that: well this is the money of the tax-payer. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t? But students are also tax-payers. And when student populations are multiplied, students also become an investment for the institution, and the journey they embark upon.
While debt-relief provides students with opportunity, a sense of hope and most importantly financial stability, so that they are able to focus upon learning, access to knowledge, gaining skills and so forth; there is still room to think about jobs. With the true goal of education – to put knowledge into action.
I appreicate that this announcment arrived around the time of when students are going back-to-school. As we pray the blessing upon the hearts and minds of students. We are also grateful for this kindness. Thank you President Biden.
I am also glad for First Lady Dr. Jill Biden who advocated for Free Community College, that should also be brought back to the table for discussion. I hope that you will find some comfort from this announcement, for the 3.5 million students that will eventually benefit from these programs, as well as an advocacy for students and education.
It is during this time I reflected upon President Biden’s personal stories. I was reminded of the 16th President of the United States of America – President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln struggled with a life of poverty, but eventually became a lawyer and President. He was a moderate Republican and revolutionary, as he delivered the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. But we must also recognize that the Spanish sought to care for runaway slaves during the times of the Spanish-held territories.
I appreciate sharing this history, that may not be taught within the public school settings, or is included in specialty courses and topics pertaining to America’s history within higher education. Especially as the students that will be helped from Government programs are determined by their income brackets. To also reckon that the students who are served will identify from a variety of categories, including: Hispanic, Asian, African, White, and so on.
For the people and prosperity – God Bless You!
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Notes: These thoughts were originally hand-written on August 24th 2022. All views and opinions are my own.
With Love & Kindness! 🇺🇸