This week, according to The New York Times, President Obama announced that over $750 million has been pledged as "part of a White House initiative to strengthen access to technology for 99 percent of students within five years."
In addition to helping schools strengthen their technology infrastructure, companies have also promised to give students computers, tablets, and other devices so that they can learn on multiple platforms.
This initiative, called ConnectEd, was actually announced last summer, will aim at providing students with better resources in the classroom. According to The Washington Post, "White House officials said the Internet speed in 70 percent of the nation’s schools is too slow."
President Obama added, “In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, we should demand it in our schools.”
So true, Mr. President. So true.