This just came in from a Bacon’s Rebellion correspondent around 10:50 a.m.
“Arlington wifi was out at all schools for the first hour of school today. At home students just sitting there. In school now totally dependent on powerpoint, google slides etc for instruction.”
There is no acknowledgement on the Arlington County Public Schools home page yet, and local news media has not yet reported anything.
This incident may be a fluke. I don’t want to read too much into it. But it could feed into the narrative that the people running Virginia’s public schools can’t get anything right. K-12 schools are shaping up as the biggest election issue of the 2021 electoral season, and this time the argument isn’t, “We need more money for schools.”
12:25 p.m. Update: Wi-Fi restored.