November 19, 2020
NEW YORK – With New York City returning to all-remote learning until further notice, an estimated 60,000 students still do not have devices like iPads to allow them to connect to remote learning.
The massive technology gap has many parents and officials slamming Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Education for not being prepared to ensure every student has the tools they need for remote learning, despite the pandemic beginning eight months ago.
“The city did not plan responsibly,” said City Councilman Mark Treyger.
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza defended the city’s response on Good Day New York, saying they had ordered another 100,000 of the devices but supply chain issues were preventing them from being delivered quickly.