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All students must be able to do schoolwork at home

The decision of many large school districts to continue remote learning this fall underscores the longstanding and urgent need to narrow the digital divide and close the “homework gap”—the inability to do schoolwork at home due to lack of internet access. Nationwide, as many as 16 million students are affected—nearly 1 in 3—and they hail from every state. A disproportionate share of those students are African-American, Hispanic, live in rural areas, or come from low-income families.

NEA believes the best approach is to work through the Federal Communications Commission’s trusted E-Rate program—not a new program that leaves room for winners and losers. The Emergency Educational Connections Act (S. 3690/H.R. 6563) would provide up to $4 billion for a one-time emergency fund, administered by E-Rate, to equip students with hot spots and devices during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Email your members of Congress and tell them to include the Emergency Educational Connections Act (S. 3690/H.R. 6563) in the next COVID-19 package to ensure no student is barred from the virtual classroom this school year.

25 responses to “All students must be able to do schoolwork at home

  1. ALL INDIVIDUALS, LEGISLATORS EDUCATORS AND PARENTS
    PLEASE don’t allow your CHILDREN to become political TOOLS. OUR CHILDREN are our FUTURE. WE are in Coronavirus PANDEMIC like never before. A deadly Virus affecting all ages and no cure at this time except your IMMUNE SYSTEM STAYING HOME SOCIAL DISTANCE FACEMASK AND GLOVES. STUDENTS MUST NOT RETURN TO SCHOOLS DURING A PANDEMIC. VIRTUAL LEARNING IS IN PLACE AND SAFE FOR OUR STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS DURING THIS PANDEMIC. PARENTS IN NEED OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE MUST RECEIVE HELP FROM THE CORONAVIRUS CARE ACT. STAY HOME NURTURE YOUR CHILDREN YOURSELF AND SAVE LIVES. WE ARE ALL IN TOGETHER. DON’T support the love of power and GREED. PLEASE SUPPORT the power of Love and SAVE LIVES. YES WE CAN!!!!

    1. I highly agree with you. If we go back to school this fall, it would have been a waste for our schools to close in March. A vaccine has not been found yet!!! We are not safe!

  2. It is imperative that education continue. Please support the Emergency Educational Connections Act. While we hope for in-person education, we must be prepared as this virus continues to ravage this country.

  3. Do allow the schools to buy printers at a discounted price to be sold to families. It is easier for some students to read multi page documents when they can print the pages, mark through and highlight important details for better comprehension.

    1. My concern with the idea of parents buying discounted priced digital equipment for their students is threefold.
      1. Too many parents are, or have, lost incomes that would allow them to pay for the equipment, discounted or not.
      2. Who will train and support the students and parents/family members to use digital equipment?
      3. If the equipment needed repair, who would do that and how long of an interruption would occur in each household? If the unthinkable should happen ,and the entire system went down, what would be the backup plan to bring students back into line with the scheduled learning time line?
      These may seem like a lot of unknowns, but the unknown is what we’re living through right now. If comprehensive, solid and valid means of providing education can be found, they must be in all districts at all levels of education.
      Putting everyone connected to teaching, learning and surviving, in the most effective manner, must be the national primary task.

  4. How are other countries sending children to school safely? I am sure the special needs children did not learn much if anything when schools were closed. Where is the proof that all children were able to learn on-line and all teachers were actively teaching? We are paying $3000 in school taxes and we are both in our 70’s so we are very concerned about this. We don’t even have grandchildren in school. Maybe people over 70 shouldn’t have to pay taxes especially in these circumstances. Our son is 50 years old and our grandchildren are in their 20’s so they are paying their own taxes now. Maybe this should be taken into consideration too.

  5. People before Profits, Testing Centers & Tracking Systems Statewide. I will not Follow Our So Called Leader Into The Darkness.

  6. People before Profits, Testing Centers & Tracking Systems Statewide. I will not Follow Our Do Called Leader Into The Darkness.

  7. I am 74 year old grandparent of 5 grandchildren and I would not want to see any one of them put in danger of getting the Covid19 virus let alone bringing it home to me or my wife

  8. Our children are ppl also they are our future we need them more than anyone ! They need to be able to stay home and go to school online no questions asked! I can’t believe your making them go back anyways!

  9. Students and teachers should not be required to put their lives on the line during this pandemic by returning to schools before it is safe to do so. All students must have access to devices and internet connection in order to be allowed an equal opportunity for a good education. Please support the Emergency Educational Connections Act to support all of our nation’s students.

  10. Please leave decisions to parents and local school boards to make the best decisions based on their location and the individual needs of the child

  11. Every student must be able to work from home! This includes all tools, equipment and internet. In addition more funding for our public system.
    Infrastructure and money for not only for our bridges, roads and airports but our old and rundown schools in all communities providing many job opportunities! Charter are not the way to go! Instead we must invest in our Public School. System !!!!

  12. Young children sent back to school cannot be expected to be able to 1. Keep masks on 2. Keep hands off their face, out of their mouths or off others 100% of the time. It just is not a reality that will ever happen. I hope people seriously take this into consideration!

  13. Supporting the Emergency Educational Connections Act (S. 3690/H.R. 6563) in the next COVID-19 package ensures that all students continue their education no matter where they are! As a teacher and a parent of school age children I implore you to support this!

  14. And parents who must go back to work should not have to send their children to unsafe school buuldings. Federallt guatanteed income during the continued pandemic would allow children to stay home a continue remote learning or hybrid instruction

  15. Please support the Emergency Educational Connections Act (S. 3690/H.R. 6563) in the next COVID-19 package to ensure no student is barred from the virtual classroom this school year.

    1. I support the Emergency Educational Connections Act (S. 3690/H.R. 6563) in the next COVID-19 package to ensure no student is barred from the virtual classroom this school year.

    2. All children in America deserve a great education. For the children who’s parents must work, it is our duty to provide excellent teachers and a safe learning environments for these future citizens of our country!
      For children who can learn from home, it is our duty to make sure their parents understand the children’s curriculum and how to use the computer! These are our future citizens and we need them to have the best education possible!
      If need be, the parents may need to be schooled in the curriculum and computer, before school starts. So school may need to be pushed back, to prepare the parents.
      We are in a very difficult situation and it calls for all teachers and parents to work together to get this accomplished! Don’t make this a political situation and don’’t let our children down!!! Don’t let your egos get in the way!

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