In my house, an internet outage might as well be a power outage. Everything grinds to a halt. My teenagers can’t stream Netflix. I can’t surf Facebook. My son can’t do his homework.
Wait. What? Homework? Yes.
Now imagine that you are without internet entirely. You don’t have a home computer. And even if you did, you wouldn’t know what do with it. Scary as that may sound, it’s the reality for many in Charlotte.
A digital divide exists right here in our community. Students and families are without necessary tools that will help them succeed in and out of the classroom.