So funny story, I was cleaning out my (many) drafts on this site and came across this interview I did with Dr. Jill Biden in 2015! As you probably know, Dr. Jill Biden is a teacher and upcoming First Lady. And since discussing education is always “in style” around here on Surviving a Teacher’s Salary, I wanted to share this still-relevant interview with you!
“As a teacher, mom and grandmother, I share your passion for encouraging our children to learn all about the world. Education has been my life’s work.”
As a parent and teacher’s wife I really appreciated Dr. Biden’s belief that parents and educators need to work together to help, guide and inspire children. I choose to re-evaluate my children’s education every year to make sure that it is the best fit for each child. I feel the connection between parents and teachers is struggling.
Dr. Biden stated:
“I think it’s up to the teachers and the parents to create that interest…. Educators and parents should work together and have a dialogue with kids about culture and geography by reading or watching quality programs that explore the world.”
“Joe and I are proud to bring the creativity of so many young photographers from across the country into our home and to see the world through their lens. I am so impressed by the incredible talent and professionalism of these kid photographers, and I look forward to sharing their work with our family, friends and all those who visit the Vice President’s Residence.”