NEW YORK — Thousands of New York City public school students are still waiting for tablets to participate in remote learning, according to City Councilman Mark Treyger.
“Thousands of New York City children are still behind on valuable instruction time,” Treyger told PIX11 Friday.
Treyger explained the tablets were delayed “due to UPS and FedEx workers who may have been calling out sick.”
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams explained other schools, “places like Brownsville Collaborative, they are just getting their devices. It is unconscionable.”
Lori Podvesker works with INCLUDEnyc. Her 17-year-old son Jack has cerebral palsy. Podvesker described their experience with remote learning, “were struggling because my son, although he’s 17, he doesn’t really read or write and he is somewhat like a kindergartner academically.”
Other families have found some success, including dad and daughter Gerard and Peyton Wallen of Brooklyn.
Gerard explained Peyton is “getting through it really well She actually is teaching me as well.”
“She’s re-teaching me how to do 5th grade math.”