Biden vows to reopen most schools after 1st 100 days on job

By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is pledging to bring the coronavirus pandemic under enough control to open most of the nation's schools during his first 100 days as president.

The president-elect said Tuesday that the promise is dependent on Congress providing sufficient funding to protect students, teachers and staff.

He made the comments during an event in Delaware to introduce a team of health experts that will help the new administration combat a virus that has already killed more than 285,000 Americans.

Biden says, "It should be a national priority to get our kids back into school and keep them in school."

Copyright 2020 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share this article:
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?