U.S. Schools Hit by Laptop Shortage
As millions of students are being shifted to online learning either full-time or part-time, the United States is now suffering a shortage of laptops and other technological devices.
In addition to record demand, U.S. sanctions on 11 Chinese companies have created a supply issue. As a result, “the three largest laptop producers, Lenovo, HP and Dell, have told school districts they have a shortage of nearly 5 million laptops,” Techspot reports.
“This is going to be like asking an artist to paint a picture without paint. You can’t have a kid do distance learning without a computer,” Tom Baumgarten, Superintendent of the Morongo Unified School District, told the publication.