The Biden administration continues to provide numerous shifting answers on whether schools should reopen and how soon. Now the administration wants ventilation systems in schools not just to combat COVID-19, but also asthma and mold.
Much of the confusion surrounding Biden’s education plan comes from the administration’s conflicting definition of what reopening schools would even look like.
Back in December, Biden pledged “to bring the coronavirus pandemic under enough control to open most of the nation’s schools during his first 100 days as president.”
“It should be a national priority to get our kids back into school and keep them in school,” Biden said at the time. “If Congress provides the funding, we need to protect students, educators and staff. If states and cities put strong public health measures in place that we all follow, then my team will work to see that the majority of our schools can be open by the end of my first 100 days.”