September 17, 2020
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As in-person classes get pushed back, it’s putting pressure on those struggling to adjust to remote learning.
For the thousands of children living in homeless shelters, internet service is unreliable and child care is often nonexistent.
On Thursday, CBS2’s Ali Bauman talked to students and parents in that very predicament.
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At 16 years old, LJ is a high school senior on the honor roll who one day hopes to be a marine biologist.
“I would hate for my GPA not to reflect my potential because of a situation like this,” LJ said.
LJ lives in a homeless shelter in one room with her mom and two brothers.
“I’m the only one with a tablet, so they have to use mine and I’m doing remote learning, too,” she said.
When asked how that works with his brother also needing to use the tablet, LJ said, “He’s trying to use his phone and that’s kind of working a little bit, but the connection is bad.”