No place to study, hunger and inadequate computers hurt Eastside and South L.A. students

By, Vicki S.

“Every student in California has a constitutional right to a quality education. As long as we are distance learning, that means that access to quality broadband — and resources needed to support student success should also be a right,” said Ryan Smith, chief external officer for the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. “The conversation has to … really center on the Black and Latinx families who are struggling on multiple fronts and also being asked to come out of their own pocket to provide more resources so that their students have the opportunity to learn.”

While our world continues to struggle with these new conditions, take a glimpse into how some of the lowest-income areas in Los Angeles have been hit hard by the pandemic.

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