"Congress fails schoolkids struggling to learn online"
July 09, 2021


Date: July 9, 2021

Outlet: Bloomberg News

Written By: Andrea Gabor

Excerpt: "Black-majority cities including Baltimore and Cleveland appear to be overrepresented among places plagued by underinvestment by internet service providers. Of the nearly 10 million children who did not have home access to internet services adequate for online-learning during the pandemic, half were minorities.

'There’s not enough attention being given to the urban markets,' said John Windhausen Jr., executive director of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition. 'I don’t think it’s racially motivated — but there’s a racial impact.'”

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Original Posting: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-07-09/infrastructure-plan-needs-to-give-schoolchildren-better-broadband

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