On Monday morning, President Joe Biden visited a Washington, DC middle school to mark the start of the school year, and to emphasize the importance of providing students with safe and equitable learning opportunities.
The president toured Stuart Hobson Middle School accompanied by his Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, first lady Jill Biden, and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. While visiting the school, President Biden spoke to a small group of students from the school, as well as some students from nearby schools who were selected for the event.
In his remarks, President Biden emphasized that safe learning environments were key to student success, and encouraged students to take advantage of their education. He also talked about learning from the past year, when school closures due to the pandemic forced many students to rely on virtual learning. President Biden mentioned the need to invest resources in the future of students, as well as in the “schools, teachers, and technology” that support them.
At the end of his remarks, President Biden encouraged students to strive for excellence, to “dream big,” and to “make it happen.” The visit marked the start of a new school year for the DC students and provided an uplifting moment of optimism and encouragement.