Gap in Internet access between rich, poor students.

There isn’t a greater correlation than between poor and rich students.  The latest survey by the Pew Research Center found half of all students in higher income families have access to the Internet at home through a computer or mobile device. The figure drops to 20 percent for middle income children and just 3 percent of students from poor homes.

Technology has become essential to middle school and high school learning, but a gap in access to the Internet between the rich and poor is leading to troubling disparities in education. The growing disparity of Internet access is leading to a gap in performance, about 56 percent of teachers said.