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Parents of color and/or who are low-income in New York City know that the computer technology handed out by the Department was not given to all children equally and/or did not have an educational value to their children. These parents are particularly upset with what they call the digital divide where the Department of Education neglected to give adequate resources to their children and have filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court. The lawsuit states a claim that the city violated state and city law by not providing a “sound, basic education,” resulting in a disparate impact on low-income children and those of color and is calling for academic services to help affected students catch up."
NYC Mayor Eric Adams agrees with this and is keeping schools open.
Teachers union pushes for remote ‘learning’ — as in Chicago’s walkout — hurt minority kids most
Now, due to the hysteria of teachers who do not want to work during COVID, children city-wide are being denied their education because classes are being canceled.
Bottom line: parents want technological equality for every child and a rigorous plan with high standards to cover remote learning or full, rigorous educational programs in every class.
They are getting neither.
Calls for reimbursement
|A new lawsuit is speaking up for families struggling to cope with remote learning.|