State superintendent candidates weigh in on return to in-person learning

NOW: State superintendent candidates weigh in on return to in-person learning

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- At a virtual forum Thursday, March 4, the two candidates for Wisconsin state superintendent were asked for their thoughts about how best to help students catch up when schools return to in-person learning.

"I think we need to take into account that this year has been very difficult for our students and their families, and I think it's important that they get a summer break," said candidate Jill Underly. "I do support moving up the start date earlier so that students have access to in-person learning sooner."

"We need to make sure that all of our members, all of our stakeholders have the support they need to open safely and sensibly," said candidate Deborah Kerr. "And if that means making sure vaccinations are being given at their school, we need to make that happen."

Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly will square off in the race for the state's top education position in the spring election on April 6.

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