Source: U.S. News & World Report
The United States is likely to reach its goal of making sure every single public school has access to the Internet by 2020, according to EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit focused on this milestone. But the accomplishment won’t close what has come to be known as “the digital divide.”
Nearly 25% of school districts still don’t have sufficient bandwidth to meet the digital learning needs of students. And even before bandwidth, plenty of schools don’t have the laptops or tablets that students need to get online.
Academy Award nominated filmmaker Rory Kennedy, who has covered addiction, nuclear radiation and the politics of the Mexican border fence, among other social issues, explores this persistent technology gap in her latest documentary, “Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America.”
Read the story at U.S. News & World Report.
“Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America” debuts on the National Geographic Channel on Tuesday, September 26.
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