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Unequal Distribution of Technology

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         As technology continues to increase and advance, there is no shortage of technological resources but it is in the distribution of these resources that cause concern. Educational Testing Service reported that Title 1 funds had been good at keeping the poorest schools up to par technologically with other schools when technology was booming but has lost momentum more recently. Also, research done by NCES in 1997 showed that Internet access was significantly lower in poorer schools compared to others. In public schools only 63% of students had access to the Internet in comparison to 78% for all the schools in the United States. The inequalities in the funding between poorer schools and others most likely indicate unequal computers-per-student ratios between schools with mostly White students and schools with mostly Black and Latinos students since significantly higher percentages of minority families live at or below the poverty level when compared to white families.