Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer digs into the internet discrepanciesthroughout Philly reminding us how few poor households are connected and what that means for home learning.
They mention how those numbers don’t take into account the many people who count on their smartphone with data access to serve as their sole portal to the internet.
Smartphone access to the internet is great for social media and entertainment, but you’re going to have a hard time doing research, filling out forms, and writing a paper without a computer and the internet.
I imagine Chester’s numbers are similar to Philly’s inner city neighborhoods when it comes to computer and internet access. That’s why Crozer Library is so valuable.