Homework in a McDonald’s parking lot: Inside one mother’s fight to help her kids get an education during coronavirus
The Hechinger Report
JUNE 27, 2020
Terri Johnson willed her body not to show signs of impatience. She had been sitting in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in Greenville, Mississippi, for more than an hour, so her oldest child, Kentiona, could connect to the building’s Wi-Fi, something they didn’t have at home. Johnson didn’t want her daughter to feel rushed. Jakayla concentrates on her last assignment of the school year. Credit: Terri Johnson. Kentiona, 16, was in the passenger seat using the car’s dashboard as a makeshift desk.