Letter to PM says those on ‘wrong side of the digital divide’ need help as English secondaries stay closed
Hundreds of thousands of pupils should be provided with the devices or broadband connection they lack for remote learning during the pandemic, a group of senior public figures has said, after the education secretary admitted that some schools may remain closed for weeks.
In a letter coordinated by the Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh, MPs, unions and charities called on Boris Johnson to take action to help “children on the wrong side of the digital divide”. Public figures including the former prime minister Tony Blair and three ex-education secretaries also signed the letter.
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