LIVE UPDATES: Psaki admits parents shouldn't be 'satisfied' with in-person school one day a week

Dr. Siegel: Keeping schools closed is a ‘disaster’

Dr. Marc Siegel reacts to Press Secretary Jen Psaki stating that Joe Biden hopes to have schools open at least once a week in his first 100 days.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said parents shouldn’t be satisfied with schools reopening one day a week, after doubling down on that as the White House goal for the 100th day in office. 

Fast Facts 

    • Asked why parents should be satisfied with sending their kids to school one day per week, Psaki replied, “They shouldn’t be. I wouldn’t be as a parent, and I am a parent, I should say. I have two young kids.”
    • The Biden administration has said they want to see 50% percent of schools open at least one day per week. But according to Burbio’s school reopening tracker, the White House goal was reached months ago – about 64% of schools already offer some sort of in-person learning. 

    Asked why parents should be satisfied with sending their kids to school one day per week, Psaki replied, “They shouldn’t be. I wouldn’t be as a parent, and I am a parent, I should say. I have two young kids.”

    The Biden administration has said they want to see 50% percent of schools open at least one day per week. But according to Burbio’s school reopening tracker, the White House goal was reached months ago – about 64% of schools already offer some sort of in-person learning. 

    Asked why parents should be satisfied with sending their kids to school one day per week, Psaki replied, “They shouldn’t be. I wouldn’t be as a parent, and I am a parent, I should say. I have two young kids.”

    The Biden administration has said they want to see 50% percent of schools open at least one day per week. But according to Burbio’s school reopening tracker, the White House goal was reached months ago – about 64% of schools already offer some sort of in-person learning. 

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