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Digital Divide Becomes an Even Bigger Policy Challenge

By John Forester | May 14, 2020

The Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF) has just released a newsletter that focuses on how the pandemic-induced widening of the digital divide is adversely impacting learning for many children throughout Wisconsin.

The first paragraph of the report frames the issue perfectly:

“The COVID-19 crisis threatens to exacerbate the “digital divide” between students who have fast, reliable at-home internet access and those who do not. This divide has long been significant, but recent events underscore its importance – it now can determine which students have a seat in their new virtual classroom and which are left to fend for themselves.”

Check out the full report here.

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