He said, “These kids are the future of the school district, they’re the future of the country,” Biden told a crowd of educators, parents and local officials gathered in the library of Goode Elementary School. “It sounds trite to say it but we can’t be shortchanging them now. … These are not someone else’s children, they’re our children. They’re the kite strings that hold our national ambitions aloft.”
“Does anyone think we can lead the world with 300,000 fewer teachers in our classrooms nationwide? Do you think China’s cutting teachers?”
“How many guys you hear on Wall Street saying, `Cut my wage in half so we can get the economy growing a little bit so I don’t have to charge you 5 percent for the debit card per month?'” Biden said, referring to the announcement by some major banks that they are charging customers new monthly fees for using their debit cards.
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