Reducing the Cost of Logging In to Learn | Teaching in the XXI Century | Scoop.it

As public schools in Chicago have shifted their focus to online learning, the benefits have been blunted by the fact that home access to the Internet costs too much for some students, leading districts to look for different approaches to bring Internet access to the city’s poorest families...

 

... Some people, though, are concerned that a corporation [Comcast in this case] is playing such a large role in providing a basic tool of the public school curriculum. “We don’t want corporations to be filling in the gaps for what should be provided by local, state and federal governments,” said Jackson Potter, staff coordinator of the Chicago Teachers Union.

Comcast’s promotion of the initiative, he said, turns students into tools of the company’s marketing campaign.