Technology widens the education divide - Yes or No?


Welcome to the latest Register Debate in which writers discuss technology topics, and you – the reader – choose the winning argument.

The format is simple: we propose a motion, the arguments for the motion will run this Monday and Wednesday, and the arguments against this Tuesday and Thursday.

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During the week you can cast your vote on which side you support using the poll embedded below, choosing whether you're in favour or against the motion. The final score will be announced on Friday, revealing whether the for or against argument was most popular. It's up to our writers to convince you to vote for their side.

This week's motion is: Technology widens the education divide - Yes or No?

The pandemic has highlighted the increasing importance of technology within education – and shown what happens when policy makers and education authorities get things wrong. But is this just a question of access, or are there other factors we need to consider? Our contributors take to their keyboards to thrash out the issues.

This is the debate process

Phase One Phase Two Result
Phase 1

Read the opening arguments on Monday and Tuesday

Phase 2

Read the closing arguments on Wednesday and Thursday


Voting closes Thursday evening and the results announced on Friday