Jill Biden tells PA teachers her husband would have a plan for reopening schools if he were president

Written by on July 30, 2020

Jill Biden tells PA teachers her husband would have a plan for reopening schools if he were president

By Sarah Schneider, WESA

July 30, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill, speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Jill Biden told Pittsburgh-area educators Tuesday that if her husband were already president, he would have had a plan to safely reopen schools. WESA’s Sarah Schneider reports that teachers told her in a virtual call that they don’t feel safe going back to classrooms.

Beaver Area High School teacher Laura O’Rorke says it is disrespectful to send teachers and students back to schools because she says it isn’t safe.

“I truly feel that the environment that would be created even attempting to implement the very important CDC protocols would create an environment that at this point I have to feel is less conducive to learning than remote learning would be,” said O’Rorke.

O’Rorke and other teachers on a Tuesday call with Jill Biden, who is herself a teacher, praised the plan Joe Biden’s campaign released this month. That plan emphasizes local decision-making for reopening schools. President Trump meanwhile has threatened to withhold funding from schools that won’t reopen. 

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