Study: Home computers linked to school completion

12/13/2005 | eSchool News (free registration)

Teenagers with home computers are more likely to complete high school than those without the devices, but black and Hispanic students are much less apt to have a computer or Internet access at home, reports a new study from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Researcher Robert Fairlie says the findings indicate the digital divide in America is "large and persistent," with serious implications for education and economic inequity.

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