EducationCounsel’s Overview of the American Jobs Plan
Published April 1, 2021
On March 31, President Joe Biden unveiled his American Jobs Plan, which is the second part of his two-step economic plan for rescue - as enacted in the American Rescue Plan Act which provided $1.9 trillion in additional coronavirus relief - and now recovery. According to a fact sheet released by the Biden Administration, the proposal would "invest about $2 trillion this decade" in traditional infrastructure, such as school and child care facilities, high-speed broadband, roads, clean energy, research and development, etc. This summary is of the major education-related provisions within the American Jobs Plan, including details on the proposed significant investments in early childhood, elementary and secondary school, and higher education facilities.