Digital Gap Among Minority Children

A new Department of Education study finds 60 percent of children ages 5 through 17 regularly use the Internet. But despite progress bridging the digital gap, less than half of black children and only a third of Hispanic kids use the Web, compared to white children. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with Shireen Mitchell, executive director of Digital Sistas, a non-profit technology and education organization for young women, and Todd Oppenheimer, author of The Flickering Mind: The False Promise of Technology in the Classroom and How Learning Can Be Saved.



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