Biden's Victory Could Be Transformative

election apparent Joe Biden as president could pave the way for a dramatic change in higher education policy, possibly making free tuition for many who seek a college education and wiping away the debt of millions of people paying off student loans back.

Biden's victory is also significant in its symbolism for higher education. Kamala Harris will be the first vice president of the African American Asian nation and as a student at Howard University, the first graduate of a historically Black college in the White House.

The first lady will be Jill Biden, who until recently taught at a community college.

also be a change in the opening day away from a Trump administration has criticized universities which admit to his past racism, replaced by a vice president who has been using the same auditorium at Howard University, where she had her freshman orientation as his campaign headquarters.

is expected to be gone, too, is a policy of the government of Trump in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 that women's advocates have warned discourage victims of sexual assault and harassment campuses to come forward.

and an estimated 450,000 college students who were brought to the US illegally as children are likely to no longer live under the threat of deportation and are likely to be breathing more freely in relief .

However, it is likely to experience distress are for purposes of colleges profit, expected that much tougher scrutiny face and the return of the regulations of the Obama administration that were wiped away in the US education secretary Betsy DeVos.

Probable ecstasy are officials at community colleges. Not only Jill Biden, a former professor at Northern Virginia Community College, married to the president-elect, but Joe Biden has promised that free community colleges, provide additional funding to help graduate more students and provide incentives to states to provide service envelope, especially for veterans, single parents, low-income students and students of color.

"Dr. Biden has been a positive force for community colleges, helping people to better understand some of the essential work we do. Certainly it would be nice to have someone who understands the white House, "said David Baime, vice president of government relations and policy analysis at the American Association of Community Colleges.

"President-elect Biden has promised to make human capital investment a central part of its agenda and this will have broad implications for higher education. Higher education institutions and students will welcome these efforts" said Terry Hartle, t American Council Vice President of Education for government relations and higher pressure group for colleges and universities. "Some of his ideas, like doubling Pell grants, are easy to implement and enjoy universal popularity Other -. A the same as the proposed Free University. - will be politically controversial and complicated design However, others - such as loans large-scale student forgiveness - are potentially quite expensive ..

"But we will be looking in an effort once in a generation to invest in students and workers in the United States," he said

with it appears that control of the Senate will be decided by two electons runoff in Georgia next month, however, the amount of the agenda of higher education Biden will happen remains to be seen, he said Hartle ..

"If Republicans maintain control, it will make it much harder for Biden administration to successfully advance some of its key legislative initiatives such as free university," Hartle said. "ciertam being advance these ideas, but if they can get them enacted is a much more difficult task if Republicans control the upper Chambe r ".

While Democrats are able to win both races runoff is likely to be tension between moderate and liberal wings of the party on how far to go

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