We can’t have equity in computer science education without connectivity

In summary

Access to computer science education begins with closing the digital divide and ensuring all students have adequate broadband internet.

By Allison Scott

Allison Scott is the chief research officer at the Kapor Center, [email protected] She is co-director of the Computer Science for California Coalition.

As 2020 comes to a close, the global pandemic has disrupted the ways students and families learn, work and communicate; computer connectivity has become a critical lifeline for everyone. As online life becomes our new normal, it is crucial that all Californians – especially our students – have access to both connectivity and computer science education.