WCBS Radio Council member: Every NYC student should have the right to a laptop as 77K lack devices by Steve Burns
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- As the city still faces challenges making sure every student is connected for remote learning, there's a proposal for a more permanent fix.
At this point, all 1.1 million school kids in New York City are learning remotely either part-time or full-time.
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza recently acknowledged that 77,000 students don't have internet-capable devices for remote learning.
The Department of Education said it’s working on it, but Council Member Ben Kallos said more needs to be done. He and other elected leaders are proposing making the right to have a laptop a guarantee for all public-school students.
“Now is the time to make it a law that every single public-school student should have a right to a laptop and an internet connection during their education,” Kallos said.