The pandemic is forcing everyone to face the digital divide
Talking about how another round of remote learning could deepen education inequality in the US.
As the number of COVID-19 cases in the US continues to rise, many parents in the country are getting ready for a fall semester based entirely on remote learning. Attempting to teach and learn from home has put a tremendous strain on all parents, teachers, and students, but for families without access to high-speed broadband or the (proper number of) devices for kids to work off of, the upcoming school year poses the possibility that those children will fall even farther behind.
On Tuesday, WIRED editor in chief Nicholas Thompson sat down with reporters Adrienne So and Pia Ceres to discuss the how the digital divide may worsen inequality in the socially distanced school year ahead.