The "digital divide" has been with us for decades. Unfortunately, those with the means to access the latest technology or reliable internet benefit disproportionately in their lives – whether in education, health or otherwise. Others are left behind.
During the pandemic, as school and work went online for billions around the world, the divide became even more obvious and penalizing to those in low-income urban and rural communities. Without internet or devices at home, how could they keep up in school or work efficiently? The result has been that students from disadvantaged backgrounds fell even further behind their peers in learning outcomes.
In this article for Forbes.com