The FCC has created a website using IdeaScale to solicit ideas and opinions on the importance of broadband internet on education in America. I just posted my own views entitled "All of America's Youth Deserve to Play a Part in the Digital Society." Here's a bit of what I wrote:
I work at Global Kids, a 20 year old youth development nonprofit that
has helped tens of thousands of at-risk youth in New York City succeed
scholastically, go on to college and become active civic leaders. From
our perspective, all of America's young people — whether poor or rich,
Black or White, in urban centers or remote rural communities — deserve
a chance to meaningfully participate in our increasingly digital
society. In order to do that, they require access to affordable,
accessible broadband internet, in their schools, libraries and homes.
recently organized a virtual fossil dig for a group of 11 New York City
teenagers at Global Kids. From our headquarters, these young people
were able to go online and learn about paleontology, evolution, African
society and culture….