July 09, 2009

Biden touts Federal Recovery Act at Clifton Park high school

Source: New York Teacher
Caption: Vice President Joe Biden tells a capacity crowd at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park that the nation's economy is on the path to recovery. Hundreds cheered when Biden noted that President Obama's stimulus package has already saved 26,000 education jobs across New York state.

Vice President Joe Biden says the nation is on the path to recovery thanks, in part, to the $787 billion stimulus package. Biden's nationwide tour to tout the Recovery Act stopped at Shenendehowa High School in Saratoga County, this week.

Speaking to a capacity crowd, Biden shared success stories including 26,000 education jobs saved across New York state and an estimated 6,700 new jobs created in the Capital District.

"Jobs are not just about a paycheck, it's about dignity," Biden said. He also promised the economy will improve. "It took us a lot of years to get in this hole. I guarantee we're coming out of this. We're getting better."


Donna Lynch, Shenendehowa Teachers Association, holds up her ticket to see Vice President Joe Biden at her high school on July 9. Photo by Steve Jacobs.

Donna Lynch holds up her ticket to see Vice President Joe Biden at her high school on July 9. Photo by Steve Jacobs.


Donna Lynch, a high school social studies teacher and member of the Shenendehowa Teachers Association, said events like the vice president's visit are important to allow students to see government in action. Several of Lynch's students were in attendance. "I'm so proud of the fact that my students came to not only see what's going on, but also continue that part of their education."