The division between the upper middle class (top 20% of earners) and the lower classes has been steadily growing in recent decades. The haves have more and the have-not(s) are getting the same amount and expected to be grateful for it. I come from a school that spent millions of dollars on a football stadium that has a carrying capacity of 8,500 people - for a town of 7,400 people. Even if every person in my town went to every football game there would STILL be room for 1,000 visitors from the combative team. Meanwhile, this school did not have updated textbooks, computers, or even a proper rehearsal area for any performing arts students. Technology is so crucially important for all of our children to be exposed to, and more importantly - to learn about. The younger you start them, the more interest they'll glean and the more productive they'll become with the integration of future technology. Grants like this give access to deserving educational systems that hold these values near to what really matters - the children. They can use these funds to implement new ways of teaching about technology, with technology, and why technology is so important. You're probably reading this on your phone or on a computer... Can you imagine if a few curious kids hadn't decided that there needed to be a better way of communication? Can you imagine yourself sitting here in 2017 reading my comment in a NEWS PAPER? The way technology is exponentially evolving, the current technology we have is the news paper of your child's generation. We need to even the playing field here. The children of underprivileged and underfunded schools deserve to have just as much technological exposure as those who already have cell phones, iPads, laptops, and smart TVs by the time they turn 12.