Anguish in the library for kids without computers
You must go to our education page and read its lead item---Annie Gowen's heartbreaking examination of impoverished students in wealthy Northern Virginia who can't afford their own computers and find school perilous as a result. You will find kids struggling with the limits of library computers. You will be angry to read of a 15-year-old who lost his eight-page paper on the Bill of Rights because his computer session timed-out before he had saved his work. I thought we had solved the digital divide back in the 1990s, when celebrities were popping up everywhere, wiring inner city schools for the Internet. I was wrong.
| December 7, 2009; 1:12 PM ET
Categories: Jay on the Web | Tags: Annie Gowen, digital divide, library computers
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