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Technology

Free Internet Access For Education

Every student in the U.S. should have free internet access at school and at home.

by Rachael A Zell on September 18th, 2014, 4:22 pm PDT. This Ivia has been viewed 1,566 times.

Whether its online testing, classroom assignment management or online lectures/lessons, our children’s education in some capacity is moving to an online platform. This is a move in the right direction but unfortunately it is hampered by an inadequate availability.

Many low-income students still struggle with lack of Internet access at home. A Huffington Post article dated 10/30/2012 states:

“Lack of access is more common among poorer and less educated Americans. 99 percent of households making $150,000 or more had Internet access, compared to only 57 percent of households making $15,000 or less.”

The lack of home internet access leaves lower income students at a great disadvantage. It also hampers the educational system as a whole.

The internet is powerful education tool from kindergarten – college. It should be offered free to all students and schools.

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Rachael A Zell
Petaluma, California, United States
Office Asst. at Genuine Motors, LLC
SRJC

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Zachary Adam Zell 3 years ago

Maybe, this is something that can be given to students, like a rugged smart pad with free 3G.