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WPTV anchor Kelley Dunn interviews Dr. Jill Biden ahead of November election

'Our teachers have been amazing,' Jill Biden says
Posted at 4:15 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 17:18:26-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife voted early Wednesday in Delaware.

WPTV NewsChannel 5 anchor Kelley Dunn spoke to Dr. Jill Biden via Zoom just after she cast her ballot.

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As a lifelong educator, she applauded teachers, students and parents for how they have handled schooling during a pandemic, but says there is much more that can be done.

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"What Joe, and a Biden administration, will do is to provide broadband and make sure kids have access to the internet. Make sure there is equal education for all students, starting with universal pre-K at 3 years old, going up to free community college," Jill Biden said.

She said she understands what parents of school-age children are going through. Her grandchildren are quarantining at her home, and she said Wednesday morning she helped them get ready to take online tests.

"I think our teachers have been amazing ... everybody is doing their best," she said.

Jill Biden said if her husband is elected, he will work to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in Florida and across the U.S.

"It's really hard, but we have to get back to normal. We have to get this pandemic under control," she said.

Despite the polarized times in America, Jill Biden said she is confident that her husband can work with both political parties.

"People, they need hope to feel that this country is going to return back to normal," she said.

Finally, she encouraged everyone who has not voted yet to make sure they cast their ballot by Tuesday.

"Every American has to vote ... every vote counts. One vote could make the difference in a precinct. One precinct could make the difference in a state. One state could make the difference in an election," she said.