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Where Less Internet Access Creates a Bigger “Homework Gap”

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  1. joeuser says:

    This is pretty weak.

    Income and population density strongly correlates with internet access and speed. Income (and population density?) also strongly correlates with quality of education. Does your article show any mechanism where broadband access actually affects education?

    This article also conflates “internet access” and “broadband access” (the charts supposedly about “internet access” is really about “broadband access”), but the 2 things are not the same at all. I can see how internet access would make a difference, but specifically “broadband”? The definition of broadband requires a specific level of service, but there is nothing magical about that requirement. One can access the internet and all its academic resources just fine without hitting that requirement.

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