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Biden Seeks Chicago Schools Opening as Democrats See Risk

  • ‘We are on the side of schools being open,’ Psaki says
  • Union and city reach agreement to reopen schools on Wednesday
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Biden Seeking Chicago Schools Opening, White House Press Secretary Says
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President Joe Biden’s administration urged Chicago’s mayor and teachers union to strike a deal to return children to classrooms as the high-profile dispute undercuts his push to keep schools open across the nation.

“The president’s been very clear, as we have been clear: We are on the side of schools being open,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday, asked about the standoff in Chicago. “We will continue to be in touch with local leaders in Chicago to work to get their schools open.”