"Students who are left to fend for themselves in navigating information options will be placed at a disadvantage. Students on the wrong side of the digital divide, without access to information on the Internet, will be disadvantaged all-the-more.
I was lucky growing up to have a public library located in my hometown and a mother committed to making sure I had access to the public library each week.
Public and school libraries provided me with access to information as I needed it. They played an important role in enabling me to cross the digital divide."