I receive a regular email entitled T.H.E. Smart Classroom. Generally, the articles & research have to do with the integration of technology into the classroom - and it's benefits. Today, however, I got my regular email, and the following is the title article: Are Underprivileged Students Better Off Without Computers? You can access the entire article here: http://www.thejournal.com/articles/22765. (The subscription to the e-newsletter is free, by the way.) Just a bit of background info about me -- I am a computer nerd. I am kind of regressing because I have not been "in the computer world" for several years. I have built computers myself, and trained many people in software uses. Anyway, throughout one of my certification courses (Educational Technology, lol), I had a running argument with the professor about whether or not we should expect every student (regardless of grade) to have a computer at home. He said yes, unequivocally. I think that there are still many students who do not have computers for various reasons, including that money has to go to rent, groceries, electricity, etc. you get my drift. This article has peaked my interest. What do you think? What is your school's/district's policy regarding computers? I'm looking forward to the discussion!