Take a guess at the percentage of U.S. public schools with some form of web connectivity. Do you think it's around 25%? Could it be a 50-50 split? Perhaps it's pushing three-quarters of the pie?
Stephanie Banchero, the National Education Reporter for The Wall Street Journal, would tell you to keep on guessing.
"Virtually every school in America has some Internet access, thanks, in part, to a federal program known as E-rate, which provides about $2.3 billion annually to connect schools and libraries to the web," Banchero wrote earlier this year.
There are, of course, pros and cons to making the Internet available in the majority of schools.
Purely from an educational standpoint, it's hard to make a case that Internet access is a bad th...