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Home Computers Equal Lower Test Scores

June 19th, 2010 06:53 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Politicians and education activists have long sought to eliminate the ‘digital divide’ by guaranteeing universal access to home computers, and in some cases to high-speed Internet service. But a Duke University study finds these efforts would actually widen the achievement gap in math and reading scores. Students in grades five through eight, particularly those from disadvantaged families, tend to post lower scores once these technologies arrive in their homes.”

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