It’s commonplace these days to engage in a conversation where a question comes up that no one can answer. But unlike days past, the solution no longer is to get in the car, go to the library, and consult the set of encyclopedias on the bookshelf. Today, more often than not, people look the question up at home on the internet. But for far too many low-income families across the country, home internet access is not affordable. According to a report from the Pew Research Center, low-income households with children are four times more likely not to have broadband than their middle- or upper-income counterparts. This lack of high-speed access to the unlimited information and enrichment that the internet provides contributes to disparities in learning opportunities between students from low-income families and their peers.
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