Teachers fear inequity in technology, meals with students out of school
Teachers and the state PTA chief say students need to have adequate meals and technology to be able to continue to learn while schools are closed because of the pandemic.
STATE IS AND ITS EFFORTS TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS. GUTTIEREZ JOINS US LIVE AND HEARING FROM EDUCATORS ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANS FOR STUDENTS. YOU. >>> AND DIXON IS CONCERNED ABOUT KEEPING STUDENTS FED. HE SAYS HE BELIEVES THE GOVERNOR MADE THE RIGHT DECISION. RIGHT NOW IT IS TIME FOR COMMUNITY TO WRAP THEIR ARMS AROUND THOSE STUDENTS AND MAKE SURE NO ONE GOES HUNGRY. GOVERNOR RYE COOPER ANNOUNCED DECISIONS THIS AFTERNOON. SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED TO STUDENTS AND STAFF UNTIL MAY 15th. NOW THEY WON'T BE GOING BACK UNTIL THE FALL. NOW THERE ARE STILL MANY STUDENTS WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY OR INTERNET NEEDED TO LEARN, COOPERS SAYS THEY ARE WORKING ON THAT AND THAT AT&T AND DUKE ENERGY WILL PROVIDE HOTSPOTS ON BUSES IFER THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE ACCESS. DIXON TELLS US NOW IS THE TIME TO SHIFT THE FOCUS TO HELPING STUDENTS ONLINE AND AT HOME. WE'RE ASKING OUR PTAS, HOW IS HAD HOUSES OF WORSHIP TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND HELPING THEM. WE ARE FEEDING THE CHILDREN. >> NOW, DIXON ALSO WANTS THE SCHOOL SYSTEM TO HELP PARENTS LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR CHILD'S CURRICULUM SO THAT WAY THEY CAN