Survey Finds, Digital Divide Proves Major Challenge for Low-Income Students

Last Thursday, Pew released a report called “How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and In Their Classrooms.” They surveyed 2,462 American teachers about digital media use in classrooms, and found that low-income students seriously lack access to broadband internet at school and at home. The survey also found that 56 percent of teachers who work with low-income students say their lack of access is a “major challenge” to using online resources at school. Besides reports from the Huffington Post, the Washington Post also reported on the findings, and found that 3 percent of low-income students have access to the internet at home, as opposed to 50 percent of higher-income students.

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