More Than 70% of Students Who Fear Lower Grades Due to Online Learning Don’t Always Have Internet Access
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Seventy-one percent (71%) of students who expect lower grades than usual while learning remotely don’t always have access to high-speed internet, according to a new report from The Manifest, a business how-to and news website.
The survey accounts for 400 high school and college students’ impressions on remote learning in the fall 2020 semester.
Internet access is essential for students to attend classes, submit assignments, and collaborate with classmates. Students with limited access have already started to fall behind in class.
Accessibility disproportionately challenges Black, Latino, and Native American students, as well as those living in rural areas. Academic achievement gaps resulting from a lack of internet access will most severely impact these groups.
Students Expected to Purchase Expensive Back-to-School Tech Equipment
Expensive technological equipment is another barrier to entry for disadvantaged students participating in remote learning.
Students will need to