Sunday, February 22, 2009

Jill Biden at Northern Virginia Community College

You've probably heard by now that Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, is teaching two English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Here's a short 2 minute and 47 second clip from the Today Show about her new job.

It's impressive that she selected NOVA - I'm sure she could have had her choice of any of the private four-year universities in the DC area but.... she picked a community college!

Here's a quote from Dr. Biden on the
NOVA website :
“I am thrilled to return to the classroom to continue working with community college students, whom I greatly admire and enjoy teaching,” Biden said. “I have always believed in the power of community colleges to endow students with critical life skills and I am pleased that I can make a difference by doing what I love to do, teaching people who are excited to learn.”

According to the American Association of Community Colleges, 46% of all undergraduate students in the United States attend a community college. Excellent education and - especially in today's economy - community colleges are an excellent alternative to the first two years of a four-year degree.

Congrats Jill Biden on a very wise decision!


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I think it's great that she's teaching there as well. People sometimes forget that the skills we have were in general, imparted to us by someone who cared enough to spend the time to point us in the right direction.
People can't even use a computer unless they have the language skills necessary to maneuver. It's important for everyone to share what they know and learn more.