Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a plan to open schools on Friday, making it clear that the country is not ready for this yet.
To open schools, it is necessary that the coronavirus outbreak is controlled, testing everywhere be expanded, and contact tracking of patients was conducted on an ongoing basis, Biden’s staff said in a statement. Also, Biden proposed to develop General Federal recommendations for opening schools — now, each state and even the district can have its own rules on this matter.
“If I am elected President, our students and teachers will have all the tools and resources they need to succeed,” Biden said in this regard.
He also promised to tackle the re-emerging inequality in education, where children from wealthier families have more electronic devices and opportunities to study over the Internet than children from poorer backgrounds and ethnic-racial minorities.
The American States are trying to solve the problem of resuming classes amid a sharp increase in cases of coronavirus. According to the New York Times, a record 75,000 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the country on Thursday.