Monday, November 29, 2004

Information Literacy

Nancy posted this a few days ago... relates to last week's discussion of information literacy.

"Oregon now requires builders of affordable housing to install DSL, cable broadband or wireless access if they get federal dollars administered by the state. Last week, developers of 18 affordable-housing projects were awarded federal grants and will install high-speed Internet connections in more than 450 apartments. Many are offering tenants free or subsidized monthly Internet service.
"The access requirement pushes Oregon to the front of a national movement to bridge what's become known as the digital divide. The advocates think high-speed Internet access will make low-income youths better students and help their parents work through problems that put the family in poverty. "
Of course, this is not a panacea, but at least it's an effort in the right direction.


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