Jill Biden to visit NYC school after push for teacher pay raises

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First lady Jill Biden will visit a New York City school on Wednesday as she calls for teachers to get a pay raise.

The White House said that Biden, a teacher herself, will “visit a local public school” in the afternoon, but provided no additional details.

The first lady will make the trip after saying Tuesday that teachers deserve a raise.

“I think Joe is saying, ‘We have to pay our teachers more.’ And we’re getting more money to the schools,” she said during an interview with “CBS Mornings.”

“I mean, they have to give more money to teachers. I mean, it’s just the bottom line.” 

The first lady, who teaches at Northern Virginia Community College, and her husband hosted a “teacher of the year” celebration Monday on the White House lawn.

A spokesman for Jill Biden did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for additional information on her upcoming New York trip.

U.S. First Lady Jill Biden
The first lady teaches at Northern Virginia Community College.
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President Biden won’t be joining her in the Big Apple. He’s scheduled to visit Scranton, Pa., on Wednesday to promote his Senate-passed $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal and a long-stalled $3.5 trillion social spending plan.

Before flying to New York, Jill Biden will make a stop Wednesday morning in DC at the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s adult literacy summit.

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