Survey Finds US Voters Willing To Pay More For Faster School Broadband

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27th June 2014 17:45 - Education

Eighty-three percent of U.S. voters would support efforts to bring higher-speed broadband to schools, while seven-in-ten (69%) would still support it if it meant a US$4-a-year fee on mobile service, according to the study, released by the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission, a technology-in-education advocacy group.

Four fifths (86%) of Democratic voters, three fifths of independents and Republicans (62% and 57% respectively) said they would support a mobile service fee that helps deliver technology to schools.

They survey, of 800 U.S. voters in early January, found that half (52%) of respondents gave a C grade or below to the current state of technology in U.S. public schools. Only 29% gave an A or B to the job schools do to prepare students for 21st century jobs.

Joel Benenson, president of Benenson Strategy Group, said:

"Americans don't see it just as an education issue… They see this advance in technology as an economic issue. We see a very high level of voters who are concerned that we're not doing enough to train the next generation of innovators."

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