Biden taps education researcher known for work on school funding as economics adviser

Biden taps education researcher known for work on school funding as economics adviser

President Joe Biden tapped education economist Kirabo Jackson to serve as a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers on Friday. Jackson is well-known in education research circles for his work finding that more money spent on public schools tends to boost student performance.

His appointment suggests that Biden will continue to promote education funding as a strategy for improving education — and perhaps for winning votes in the coming presidential campaign. At minimum, it’s a rare sign of interest in K-12 education from a White House that has not made schools a centerpiece of its agenda.

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