March 2014

Public Schools Lacking in Technology

Americans support increasing Internet access

A majority of Americans believe public schools lack the basic technology required to prepare students to compete in the global market, according to a new poll. The state of technology in America's schools received a decidedly mediocre C grade.

According to the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission, more than 80 percent of American voters support putting high-speed Internet in all American public schools in the next five years.

The poll shows majorities of Democrats and Republicans support expanding broadband access to improve technology in American schools. A majority supported the effort even after being told it would be paid for by a temporary fee on cell phones.

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