I feel sorry for the K-12 teachers returning to their classrooms this Fall and facing up to 30% of their students who have not participated in school since March 19. The students have no excuse for not participating because everyone who did not have a computer received a free laptop from the school district. Everyone who did not have internet access was given up to 3-months free access by the Internet companies (I received those flyers in the mail, too). I know this is true because I look at school district websites (looking for work) and I see these announcements to parents and students. I am certain every parent also received a letter and a telephone call verifying that they knew that their child had these resources. No white privilege allowed in any school district in California, at least.
Submitted by J. Miller, Riverside County – Menifee.