President Biden on Tuesday sought to clarify what his administration means by promising to open schools in the first 100 days of his presidency, insisting that “the goal will be five days a week.” Last week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden’s definition for open schools was in-classroom instruction by a teacher “at least one day a week.”
In a CNN town hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Biden tried to reset the record, and appeared to blame his communications team.
“No that’s not true. That’s what was reported. That’s not true,” the president said, when asked about the one-day-a-week definition. “That was a mistake in the communications.”
Biden also clarified why he changed his target from elementary, middle and high schools to just K-8.