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Jill Biden drawing on classroom time for case against Trump

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — When Jill Biden introduced herself to millions of Americans during last month’s Democratic National Convention, she did so from a high school where she once taught English near her Delaware home.

Since then, she’s visited a classroom that would otherwise be filled with elementary school children, participated in a health briefing on how to safely resume in-person learning and met with teachers in a Wisconsin backyard.

The emphasis on education is a natural fit for someone who was a public school teacher for more than 20 years, earned two master’s degrees and then a doctorate in education and continued teaching at a community college when her husband, Joe Biden, was vice president.

But in an election year where reopening schools shuttered by the coronavirus is emerging as a flashpoint, Jill Biden is increasingly drawing on her classroom experience to empathize with parents struggling to cope with

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  • September 6, 2020