Despite pandemic promises, many rural students still lack fast internet

By: | June 17, 2022

It was February 2020, and Allen Fort was fed up.

He was tired, he said, of all the “yak, yak, yak” without any meaningful change to help poor, rural school districts like his. “Haven’t we ‘talked’ enough?” the longtime schools superintendent of Taliaferro County, Ga., wrote in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Fort was planning to retire after more than four decades as an educator. Then the pandemic erupted. He stayed.

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