Just both the facts, Ma'am
It seems quite clear that the divide is growing.... and, that is sad as I believe it does have the "potential". Both are true.
It also seems as if the *original Yes or No question isn't what ElReg (Sponsored by Lenovo.) are actually asking to vote on: "Technology widens the education divide - Yes or No?"
How could one answer this question if what they see is that it IS widening the tech divide but really shouldn't have to?
If the question is "Is some technology inherently designed to divide?" My answer is *yes.
Personally I believe the suggestion that social policy (under the guides/guise of politicians) has the potential to fix this is errant... even as I like to be an optimist. Technology is / has been quite obviously tied to economics. If you feel there's a chance / you have a plan to fix the haves-vs-have-nots struggle, perhaps you can fan the flames of my optimism.
Don't ask me if there is a potential for the answer to be "no".