After a seismic shift in our daily lives and the passing of over 600,000 Americans, we are hopefully approaching a return to normalcy from COVID-19. While acknowledging this significant death toll and noting the disproportionate impact on the economically and socially marginalized, a collaborative discussion piqued our interest on another pressing concern:equitable access to educational opportunities amongst Alabama youth as schools shifted to online instruction.
This shift is potentially problematic because of the digital divide, which broadly refers to unequal access to both internet and internet-enabled devices across demographic groups. Put more clearly, unequal access to the tools necessary to support online learning presents a clear problem for households financially unable to support a student learning in a virtual format.
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