"Inequities in the availability of computer technology and Internet access still exist. But rather than one single, gaping divide, what the nation's schools are grappling with is more a set of divides, cutting in different directions like the tributaries of a river. And, increasingly, those inequities involve not so much access to computers, but the way computers are used to educate children. The goal of Technology Counts 2001 is to advance understanding of just what the digital divide means for America's schools and communities. The editors of Technology Counts hope you'll find information here that will help you improve student achievement and meet the challenges of the digital age."