Bridging a Digital Divide That Leaves Schoolchildren Behind

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Much is said about our educational system and the quality discrepancies between wealthy school districts and poor school districts. However, one of the biggest divides may be outside of the classroom. In a society where technology is becoming increasingly more important, many underprivileged students are unable to complete their homework or take advantage of extra resources because they don’t have access to the Internet at home. Read this article about the daily struggles many students face and the plans being implemented to help fix the problem.

Click here to read this article by Cecilia Kang.

I founded Graph It Forward Today because of this inequality. Not only do students not have the Internet to complete homework, but they also don’t have the required graphing calculator to take the SAT or ACT! Students without a calculator will score lower (often much lower) on these tests. Please go to www.graphitforward.org to find out how you can help bridge the educational gap.

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