Today I traveled with Dr. Biden to New York for the NBC Education Summit. It was great to be a part of a day dedicated to the future of education in America. As a community college instructor, Dr. Biden was right at home in the Higher Education discussion, and she spoke about the Obama-Biden Administration’s support for quality and accessible higher education. Dr. Biden also shared some new details about the upcoming White House Summit on Community Colleges which will take place next Tuesday October 5th. We are all working hard on plans for the day and are thrilled that we will be joined by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Melinda Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, William Green, Chairman and CEO of Accenture, Eduardo Padron, President of Miami Dade College, Ted Carey, President of the Student Association of Community Colleges and other students, educators and leaders from across the country.
We are also encouraging as many people as possible to join us through live webcasts of the day. In the meantime you can join the conversation about improving community colleges or share your story about how community college has changed your life. Visit WhiteHouse.gov/CommunityCollege to get started.