New America Media On Technology’s Impact On Education

The New America Media (4/2, Florez) reports that technology is already having a huge impact on education in the United States in terms of the needs of the students and school curriculums. The New American Media reports technology has created a gap between high and low income schools. According to the New American Media, “students in” low-income “schools typically access the Internet less often than students in wealthier areas, while nearly two-thirds of teachers working in low-income schools said they wanted more technology in the classroom.” Meanwhile, those who have the resources are demanding more Internet bandwidth, “in part because more schools are using online resources.” The New American Media also reports that “by 2022, the Federal government expects 1 million more tech jobs than workers available to fill them,” which means that schools across the country will need to place a greater emphasis on STEM subjects.