September 3, 2020

US schoolgirls rely on Taco Bell internet in ‘digital divide’

San Francisco (AFP) – A photo of two girls so desperate for internet access to do online schoolwork that they sat outside a California Taco Bell fast food restaurant has spotlighted educational disparity caused by the “digital divide.”The image of the children, whose faces were covered with heart-shaped graphics to protect their identities, caught fire on social media after being shared on Twitter by state Senator Kevin de Leon.The girls sat cross-legged on a concrete walkway using small laptop devices as Taco Bell workers wearing face masks gaze at them.The restaurant is in the agricultural c…


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