ICYMI: President Biden met with an Arts Educator at a Philadelphia Public School
President Biden paid a rare visit to Marín Elementary School in North Philadelphia, a program that received funding from the American Rescue Plan. ArtistYear teaching artist fellow Coco Allred reflected on her experience of having the American leader come to the classroom.
“On March 11, 2022, President Joseph R. Biden asked Maria, a second-grade student at Luis Muñoz Marín Elementary School in North Philadelphia,” writes Coco Allred for Americans for the Arts. “‘What kind of art do you like?’ Maria said, ‘Painting.’ President Biden replied, ‘Do you think you’ll be a painter when you grow up?’ Maria said with confidence, ‘I already am one.’”