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An important article on why we can’t assume that every college student has access to broadband. via ⁦
Finally: #RealCollege makes the in a thoughtful story. I’ve been honored to work with Dan Levin on this one since May.
"Trapped between the financial hardships of the pandemic and the technological hurdles of online learning, the millions of low-income college students across America face mounting obstacles in their quests for higher education."
The financial hardships of the pandemic and the hurdles of online learning are straining low-income college students. Some have simply dropped out.
“Michelle Macario was struggling to follow online classes through the tiny screen of her smartphone. She had no laptop & no Wi-Fi at home, the library where she normally studied at her community college in LA was closed...she dropped all of her courses.”
Financial hardship, technological woes, even hunger and homelessness are obstacles facing the millions of low-income college students in the U.S.
“Trapped between the financial hardships of the pandemic & the technological hurdles of online learning, the millions of low-income college students across America face mounting obstacles in their quests for higher education.” Federal help urgently needed.
There is such a disaster unfolding right in front of our eyes...
Let’s stop with the “porch party” and “gap year” stories—this is the real pandemic life of far too many college students, 2- and 4-year. Thx to NYT for telling it: “No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students”
“Every part of this pandemic is hitting low-income students hardest, and they were already in bad shape to begin with”
"She had no laptop and no Wi-Fi at home, and the library where she normally studied at her community college in Los Angeles was closed. So two weeks into the coronavirus shutdown in the spring, she dropped all of her courses to avoid failing."
#RealCollege was hard enough for poor students before the pandemic (I know firsthand) and now it’s exponentially worst. ⁦⁩ has been ringing the alarm for years.
Millions of college students from poor and working-class families are struggling to hang on -- couch-surfing, pleading for more financial aid, trying to tap out exams on their phones. Many of them are dropping out. on a slow-motion tragedy
Last week I met w/ a pair of low-income students struggling to afford college for . I never went to a 4-year Uni because I couldn't afford it, so it was a great honor to photograph Michelle, a student at the same community college I went to.
No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students
We cannot simultaneously be a country that extols the value of education and allows many people to be deprived of affordable home broadband access. No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students
"No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students"
Headline correction: No Home, No Wi-Fi: [Lockdowns] Adds to Strain on Poor College Students NYT editors don't apologize for their error.
"Every part of this pandemic is hitting low-income students hardest, and they were already in bad shape to begin with," said . via
Low-income college students in a pandemic may not enroll, persist, or thrive. #digitaldivide #housinginsecurity #foodinsecurity #inequality ⁦
The reality for too many college students right now. Kudos to for shining a light on #RealCollege.
Heartbreaking & necessary story about the realities facing #college students amid the #COVID19 pandemic...lack of or unreliable access to internet, housing insecurity, hunger, & job/internship losses. #RealCollege #HigherEd
Do you want to know the reality of #RealCollege students during the pandemic? Read this piece in ! “Every part of this pandemic is hitting low-income students hardest, and they were already in bad shape to begin with” -
No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students
There has to be a better way to help these ambitious, hard-working young adults in need 📚💻🙏🏼 > No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students
“Every part of this pandemic is hitting low-income students hardest, and they were already in bad shape to begin with." [email protected] in the
This captures what is so broken about how we approach college in America. Can’t afford to enroll, live there, even get internet access. No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students
“...the Wi-Fi is unreliable, she is living too far away from her hospital internship, and she toils to tap out exams and homework on her phone. ‘Between the internet, Covid and couch surfing, I haven’t been able to do a good semester.”
“Every part of this pandemic is hitting low-income students hardest, + they were already in bad shape to begin with." Help on the scale that #RealCollege students desperately need is only going to come in a federal #COVID19 stimulus.
“this past spring, ⁦⁩, a student-led organization that advocates college affordability, created an online network to help students find emergency financial aid, apply for public benefits & locate food pantries.”
How about some WEALTHY Black and Latino music or movie stars stand up and help these young people! PAY IT FORWARD! No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students
This disaster is going to have ripple effects for decades. And by "disaster" I'm really referring not just to the pandemic itself, but Trump's handling of it. No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students
It's critical that as higher ed funding decisions are made at the state and fed levels, students bearing the brunt of this crisis are prioritized. Thank you for this thoughtful coverage,
No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students
No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students - The New York Times
“Every part of this pandemic is hitting low-income students hardest, and they were already in bad shape to begin with,” said ⁦
Internet providers: why not give low income students access to wifi for free until their schools open? Cc ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
"Trapped between the financial hardships of the pandemic and the technological hurdles of online learning, the millions of low-income college students across America face mounting obstacles in their quests for higher education."
“Every part of this pandemic is hitting low-income students hardest, and they were already in bad shape to begin with,” former ⁦⁩ Scholar ⁦⁩ tells ⁦⁩ #InequalityIsTheProblem