Exploring the need for a Digital Equity Foundation, options and best practices for its potential structure, governance, and the benefits such a foundation could bring to the public.
We need to shift the narrative around digital equity. Top of mind for many participants were the very ways we talk about and define digital equity—and how it shapes and sustains the larger systemic challenges we see play out in school systems. Inequitable funding formulas, digital redlining, and biased, eurocentric curriculum, for example, all contribute incrementally to inequitable educational experiences.
Do you have concerns about whether students and families in your community or school have adequate, consistent access to the internet and digital devices?
The conversation around 5G usually fails to address how it will likely exacerbate the already deep digital divide.