Portland Press Herald
| by Natalie Davidson '23

Natalie Davidson ’23, a government major, wrote an op-ed on the digital divide that ran in the June 20 Portland Press Herald. Her piece, “It shouldn’t take a pandemic to raise awareness of the ‘homework gap’,” stems from her research into internet access across the country, work that became even more relevant when the COVID-19 pandemic sent students home to learn at home. “While there were many efforts to make this transition successful,” she wrote, “it quickly became clear how complicated remote learning can be and that there is a need for legislation that ensures a basic minimum of home internet access to everyone in the United States.

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