President Joe Biden held a press conference March 28 to discuss his U.S. budget for fiscal year 2023, one that he says values fiscal responsibility, safety and security, and “investments needed to build a better America.”

In terms of education, Biden said, “Let’s provide universal preschool, cap the cost of child care at 7 percent of a family’s income. Like many families, that would cut the cost of child care in half. It’ll make college more affordable. My budget … helps more than 8 million students who rely on Pell Grants pay for college.”

Prior to the press conference, U.S. Education Secretary Dr. Miguel A. Cardona said that Biden’s FY2023 budget reflects a “deep belief in the importance of education and the success and well-being of our nation’s students.”

Dr. Cardona added, “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.”

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