Today, October 15, 2008, is Blog Action Day to end Poverty. Instructional technology has often been described as a leveler. Here in Maine, we give laptops to every 7th and 8th grader in part to ensure that those in poverty have equitable access. I have seen first hand the changes in kids' lives and aspirations that this project is bringing about. On a wider scale, the leveling effect of Internet access is real and measurable. Check out Kiva. No more excuses there!