U.S. economic note: the U.S. school season in short supply

Xinhua news agency, Washington, August 30 (Xinhua) “it’s like asking an artist to draw a picture without paint. You can’t let a child receive distance education without a computer.” Tom Baumgarten, director of the molengo joint campus in the Mojave Desert, California, recently said in dismay. < / P > < p > as the new crown epidemic is still spreading in most parts of California, most of the 8000 students on the morengo union campus had to start the fall semester remotely. However, the U.S. government’s increasing trade restrictions on Chinese enterprises have led to the failure or delay in delivery of some distance education equipment using Chinese spare parts. At present, the campus is unable to provide each student with complete distance education equipment. According to Baumgarten, there are about 4000 old laptops in the molungo union campus. In July, the company planned to order 5000 Lenovo chromebooks, but the entire order was cancelled due to regulatory restrictions. Later, he transferred to HP notebook computers, which he had agreed to receive on the first day of school on August 26, but the delivery date was repeatedly delayed to October. < / P > < p > on June 17, 2019, in Washington, D.C., a slogan protesting the tariff increase was hung on a life jacket. < / P > < p > Baumgarten is not the only campus administrator worried about the lack of laptops. The epidemic has been spreading in the United States for half a year, and the number of new confirmed cases continues to rise. Many schools that originally planned to start the new semester normally have to choose distance learning again, which means that laptops and other online learning devices have become the most important teaching supplies this year. The U.S. government has repeatedly upgraded sanctions against Chinese enterprises, resulting in a continuous shortage of these key materials in the coming months. < p > < p > due to the tight budget, Lenovo’s chromebook is the first choice for most campuses. Some large campuses, including Los Angeles, Houston and Hawaii, have used Lenovo’s chromebook as one of the distance education devices, but the order delay has become more serious since this spring, and Lenovo said the delivery time may be extended by several weeks. In late July, Matthew jelinsky, President of Lenovo’s North America region, said in a letter to customers that the U.S. government listed its Chinese suppliers in the “entity list”, which affected its 23 Lenovo models. At present, Lenovo has a backlog of more than 3 million orders for its chrome book model alone. The US Department of Commerce announced that it would increase the “physical list” of export controls on Chinese enterprises, which would lead to “another” delay in delivery within a few weeks. < / P > < p > “this is a tough problem.” Matt batenhagan, director of information technology at Williston public school in North Dakota. His school was supposed to receive 2000 Lenovo laptops by the end of July, but orders have been stalled, and it seems likely to arrive by the end of this year. At that time, the new semester is already over half, which means that many children will be “hurt”. < / P > < p > Colorado’s largest campus in Denver is also waiting for 12500 Lenovo laptops ordered in April and may. Although the campus has made efforts to collect all kinds of available remote equipment, it is expected that there will still be a gap of about 3000 equipment when the school starts on September 2. As a matter of fact, there are far more cases in which the U.S. government unilaterally escalates trade restrictions with China, hurting American families and students. As early as September last year, the U.S. government imposed tariffs on Chinese goods, which made pencils, crayons, sports shoes and ballpoint pens “suffer”. As tariffs affect the entire production and supply chain, American enterprises, especially small businesses, have no choice but to pass on the costs to consumers, making them pay a more expensive “price” for the new school year. < p > < p > not only that, children’s books are also included in the United States’ tariff on China’s imports. In December last year, the United States again upgraded its tariff measures on imported goods to China. The U.S. printing industry is in chaos, and many children’s books can’t appear on the shelves on time. Many booksellers find it hard to understand why the U.S. government will extend the tariff “black hand” to the field of education. < / P > < p > at present, the new school season has arrived, but the burden on American students and parents has not been reduced. Many campuses require parents to pay for distance education equipment for their children. With the economy shrinking sharply, a large number of business bankruptcies and soaring unemployment, many American parents are unable to cope. < p > < p > some American educators are concerned that the shortage of laptops may widen the achievement gap among college students, thus aggravating social inequality. They appealed to the U.S. government to solve the problem, because for some American students, losing their computer is tantamount to losing their learning opportunities. Continue ReadingIqoo5 series debut strength interpretation of “120 super full mark flagship”