Evan Vucci / APPresident Joe Biden stands on stage during a televised town hall event at Pabst Theater on Feb. 16, 2021, in Milwaukee. (Evan Vucci / AP)
President Joe Biden is promising a majority of elementary schools will be open five days a week by the end of his first 100 days in office, clarifying his goal after his administration came under fire when aides said schools would be considered open if they held in-person learning just one day a week.
Biden’s comments, during a CNN town hall in Milwaukee on Tuesday, were his clearest yet on school reopening.
Biden had pledged in December to reopen “the majority of our schools” in his first 100 days but has failed to explain how he would define and achieve that goal, with school districts operating under a patchwork of different virtual and in-person learning arrangements nationwide.
“I said open