During the COVID-19 pandemic, kids are forced to do virtual learning at home. Their classes are online, which really put an urgency for viable devices and high-speed broadband internet to unserved and underserved areas.
Digital divide is an ongoing reality for many kids.
Although computers and the Internet are critical to their ability to access education, they are unable to do their schoolwork due to a lack of them. Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said last week: “Less than a week before school is to begin virtually, as many as 18,000 School District students still need internet access”.
In many locations, students sit outside their school buildings for hours to do their work because they do not have internet access at home. To eliminate digital divide, local and federal government must ensure consistent broadband internet access are available for all children everywhere.
Success in life begins in the classroom.