More than half of U.S. public schools don’t have wireless access

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A crime is happening in our schools every day. And it’s not the type of crime that hall monitors or security cameras can solve. At issue: Only 39% of public schools have wireless network access for the whole school. But perhaps the greater offense—up to this point, at least—has been apathy.

At work and at home, most of us live our very wired, connected lives—moving between Wi-Fi zones as we give little thought to the millions of schoolchildren around the country who go to school every day without internet or broadband connections, without access to 1:1 computing, and without the benefit of modern handheld learning devices.

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