From the Article: New Government
report exposes School home digital divide
in-school access doesn’t discriminate. As soon as they leave campus, the picture changes
dramatically. Take ethnicity, for example. At home,
There’s no gender divide, 78% of white students have Internet access, which
isn’t enormously different than the percentage with
84% of girls access at school.
83% of boys going online in school. 46% of African American students
48% of Latinos
43% of Native Americans had access at home;
Nor is there a significant racial divide, Asian-Americans and mixed ethnicity students fared
better at 74% apiece.
85% of white students, Regarding disability,
82% of African American students, 68% of non-disabled students
55% of disabled students had home access.
80% of Latinos,
79% of Asian-Americans, Parental education and income levels also reveal a stark
divide at home.
83% of Native Americans 88% kids whose parents achieved a graduate-level of
education had home Net access,
86% of mixed ethnicity students with 55% of kids whose parents completed high school
in-school access. only 35% of kids whose parents didn’t.
If parents speak just Spanish at home, only 32% of
kids had home Internet access,
The gap among students based on with 69% of kids whose parents spoke English.
Lastly, 88% of kids whose parents earned more than
disability is relatively small, with $75,000 a year had home access, compared to just
84% of non-disabled students and 37% of kids whose parents earned less than $20,000 a
76% of disabled students going online
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