The ratio of computers to students in rural areas is only 1:9 (Collins & Halverson, 2009)
There is, today, a declining number of young people attending university. Even less are attending computer coding courses
According to the UK’s Computing Research Committee the number of students who partake in computer science based programs has dropped by about a third in five years.
As of right now the ratio of computers to students in the populated U.S.A is 1:5
Computery are not yet a core part of schooling. This leaves kids unaware of the real life skills that they will need later in their work. Experts agree that the school environment is not like that of the work environment (Collins & Halverson, 2009).
“The average American school has about the same bandwidth as the average American home, even though obviously there are 200 times as many people at school as there are at home.” - President Obama. The technology in schools is lacking, and since schools are introducing more and more online resources it is becoming more of an issue. Only 39% of schools have wireless access to the entire school.
This not only takes away from class time but makes using technology more of a chore than a convenience
Fewer than 20% of schools (U.S.A) have acceptable internet speeds.
Teachers of low income students are more than twice as likely to admit that their students do not have access to digital technologies than those with high income students(Cohen and Livingston, 2013).
There is a bright side however,internet in classrooms has increased from 14% in 1994 to 94% in 2005 (Cohen and Livingston, 2013).
American schools are lagging behind how other countries are teaching code and technology.