This puts a whole new spin on learning the hard way. One of the biggest obstacles facing low-income students nationwide is that they are four times more likely than their peers to have no Wi-Fi access at home. And with seven out of 10 teachers giving assignments that require connectivity, Internet access is now essential to a good education. Access to information is as vital as good schools and safe streets. But connecting classrooms isn’t enough; we must boost home access to help children succeed.