The educational impact of broadband subsidies for schools under E-rate
Thomas W. Hazlett,
Ben Schwall and
Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2019, vol. 28, issue 5, 483-497
In 1998, the U.S. began spending about $2 billion annually to help fund computer access in elementary and secondary schools. In 2013, the Federal Communications Commission, citing the experience of a school district in North Carolina, increased these annual â€˜E-Rateâ€™ subsidies to $4 billion. Do such expenditures actually improve academic achievement? We estimate a model wherein SAT scores, a proxy for student performance, are a function of explanatory factors including federal broadband funding. Examining data from all North Carolina public high schools, 2000â€“2013, we find no gain in student test results associated with Internet subsidy levels.
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