Al Delgado from Educational Weblogs has a post we all need to read. It’s an action call and we need to heed the call. Al reports about ISTE called educators and the community to action regarding the cuts in funds for educational technology. Here is the link to EdTech Action Network.
Al provides this info:
appropriations bill that would cut funding for the Enhancing Education Through
Technology (EETT) program by 45%, and fund the EETT program at $275 million
for FY 06 (EETT was funded at $496 million in FY 05). Programs under NCLB are
slated to be cut by $780 million. Please contact your U.S. Senators and Representative and ask them to oppose H.R. 3010, the education appropriations bill,
because it slashes funding for education technology.
So the call to action is to
tell Congress to oppose the Education Appropriations Bill! Al also
tells us how ISTE has made it easy for us to contact our members of
has posted an alert and provides a simple online connection to Members of Congress.
There are further details on
Al’s post and at the EdTech Action Network. I’m off to take action! I
hope you will consider doing the same. Thanks Al, for the heads-up!
Oops! I was a little late on this one – just read this at ISTE:
|(18 Nov 2005)||Thank you to members and supporters who sent more than 7,000 emails to Congress this past week opposing major cuts to education technology.
Your voices were heard and your efforts rewarded! On Thursday, the U.S.
House rejected the Education Appropriations bill, which would have
slashed funding by 45% for the Enhancing Education Through Technology
That’s what happens when you get behind on your Bloglines readings! Lesson learned!