“Others on the Comcast Internet Essentials plan are operating with such low speeds that they are kicked out of video conferences with peers and educators. Being priced out of internet access is a reality also for many educators who have living costs including health care, child care, jobs and food. Maryland’s educators are facing crises too, beyond the issue of how to effectively teach remotely.
Government has a moral and legal obligation to provide quality public education to all students, not simply to those who have internet access. Every week of education lost is a week they cannot get back. The ones who suffer disproportionately are from low-income households who already have the deck stacked against them.”