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Computers at Home: Educational Hope vs. Teenage Reality

NY times reports that there is no evidence of improved educational performance with having computers at home.

“Economists are trying to measure a home computer’s educational impact on schoolchildren in low-income households. Taking widely varying routes, they are arriving at similar conclusions: little or no educational benefit is found. Worse, computers seem to have further separated children in low-income households, whose test scores often decline after the machine arrives, from their more privileged counterparts.”

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