Digital Domain – Computers at Home – Educational Hope vs. Teenage Reality – NYTimes.com

Digital Domain – Computers at Home – Educational Hope vs. Teenage Reality – NYTimes.com: “Ofer Malamud, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago, is the co-author of a study that investigated educational outcomes after low-income families received vouchers to help them buy computers.

“We found a negative effect on academic achievement,” he said. “I was surprised, but as we presented our findings at various seminars, people in the audience said they weren’t surprised, given their own experiences with their school-age children.””

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