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Jill Biden ändert die Rolle der First Lady

By Jordi Bou

January 20, 2021 - Jill Biden schreibt die Geschichte neu, sie wird die erste First Lady, die auch in der Zeit im Weißen Haus ihren Beruf nicht aufgeben wird.Dr. Biden hält zwei Masters Titel und hat ein Doktorat in Erziehungswissenschaften. Sie will den Englisch Unterricht an einem Community College in Virginia fortsetzen.

First ladies have often been expected to sacrifice their careers to perform ceremonial tasks.

But Biden announced from the get-go that she would continue her career as a community college professor, regardless of whether her husband was elected president. She had already broken the mould by maintaining her career while he was vice president.

Between 1993 and 2017, all of the first ladies had advanced degrees. Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton are lawyers, and Laura Bush has a master’s in library science. But none of them maintained a career while in the White House.

Jill Biden’s decision to do so will push the role of first lady into the 21st century by keeping her full-time job as a professor.

PUBLISHED: 06/01/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press, Getty Images, Newscom