I have a handful of students whose parents have no access to email. Either they don’t have broadband, equipment or expertise. This places them and their children at a disadvantage in terms of receiving notices from the school, online reports and a range of other communications that are now done electronically. Of course we print this material but it’s not as effective or timely as an email.
I notice that if you have a Newspaper by subscription you will now pay more if you retain the option of being invoiced by mail.
Access to email and broadband is a pre requisite to engaging in childrens education and indeed wider society, and over time those least able to afford it will increasingly pay a penalty(not just $) for not being able to do so. Is this fair?