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White Plains Public Schools Superintendent Joseph Ricca says more federal support must be allocated to help schools stay safe and open.
The coronavirus pandemic has left the nation’s schools in the dark, with many buildings closed and uncertain about when they will reopen.
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Superintendents in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago have recently called for a massive injection of federal aid, a plea echoed by White Plains (N.Y.) Public Schools Superintendent Joseph Ricca on FOX Business Network's “After the Bell.”
“We need a plan like the Marshall Plan,” said Ricca, referring to the massive post-World War II foreign aid initiative that helped rebuild Western Europe. “We have not had comprehensive federal support for public schools.”
Ricca added that despite the importance of public schools to communities, their children and local economies, there have been “crickets” from the government.
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