March 26, 2021 Features

E-Rate, Equity, Education … Oh My!

By Erika D. Robinson and Daiquiri J. Steele

Meaningful access to technology is one of many factors that separate the haves and the have-nots in achieving a high-quality public education. When dealing with existing inequities due to public education's inadequate funding, a global health crisis that limits a school district's capacity to engage in traditional learning exacerbates the already widening digital divide. The Public Education Committee of the ABA Section of State & Local Government Law explored the role of technology in educational equity during the Section's Virtual Fall Conference. Moderated by Public Education Committee Chair Erika D. Robinson, the program featured speakers that illuminated these inequities. 

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