Right now, Fifteen to 16 million students in the United States do not have access to the technology they need to participate in distance learning. On behalf of millions of families and educators across the nation, Common Sense and our partners are calling on Congress to connect all students and close the digital divide now.
Access to home broadband is critical for learning during school closures.
"The students that need support the most aren’t able to access it, and teachers who want desperately to support them aren’t able to reach them. We are separated by an unequal technological divide." —Isabelle, Memphis, Tennessee
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- See how students are being affected by lack of access to broadband and technology during the pandemic.
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