"These aren’t just bills or budgets to me," said the first lady, who teaches English at a community college.
The president said free community college is out and that a plan for paid leave is shrinking.
Making community college tuition-free has “no political downside.” Free four-year degrees are a tougher political sell.
Biden took 15 years to obtain her doctorate as she studied while raising a family.
“I don’t know if professors have thought about people like me," one community college student said.
"Some of these students are not going to return to college," a professor said.
Gov. Gavin Newsom included $42.6 million in the new budget to support a second year of free tuition for first-time, full-time California community college students.
The 2020 hopeful has previously said she doesn't think a broader college-for-all plan could actually work.
It's not just about tuition, although that's a major factor.
Nothing good. The new rule would make reporting harder, and roll back survivors' rights on campus.