From Uruguay to Los Angeles, California, there are efforts to close the digital divide by connecting more children to the internet. The Los Angeles Unified School District wants to give a tablet computer to every student and every educator. With more than 650,000 students, will it work? In times of budget shortfalls, how will LAUSD pay for it? What could Latino and underserved children gain from this initiative?
Guests: Agustin Urgiles, Director of Education Applications, California Emerging Technology Fund, Los Angeles, CA, http://www.cetfund.org/; Giulia D’Amico, Vice President of Business Development, One Laptop Per Child, Miami, FL, http://one.laptop.org/; Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Research Associate, Pew Hispanic Center, Washington, DC, http://www.pewhispanic.org
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