Are there votes in fixing the “homework gap”?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about “Connecting the unconnected,” which looked at a couple initiatives that could help expand digital connectivity for low income Canadians.

An update to that article referenced a op-ed published by FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel describing the “Homework Gap”:

Students who lack broadband access at home are unable to complete basic schoolwork. They have trouble keeping up in the classroom. More than that, they are holding our educational efforts back.

The homework gap is the cruelest part of the digital divide. But we can take steps now to tackle it — steps that will help students get their schoolwork done, help expand access to the Internet, and help grow our digital economy.

Where do Canada’s policy leaders stand on such issues?

Silence, so far.

Which political parties will look at digital inclusion in their election platforms this year?

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