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CEO Brian Lewis Issues Response to FCC Chairman Wheelers E-Rate Order
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 08, 2014
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) today filed a petition, signed by more than 1,500 educators, urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to modernize E-Rate and to #RaiseTheErateCap prior to the start of the 2014-15 school year.
In a statement, ISTE CEO Brian Lewis responded to FCC Chairman Tom Wheelers proposed E-Rate order:
"E-Rate is the single largest federal technology support to K-12 schools and districts. ISTE has shared with the FCC firsthand accounts of the benefits of the program. Weve offered suggestions, and more than 600 educators have filed comments on how to modernize it and recommendations for efficiencies.
"In addition to not raising the funding, cap, the chairmans proposed order does not reflect educators voices.
"Before the five commissioners decide how to vote at this Fridays hearing, they should consider the stated needs of schools and the best interests of students. They should stop and listen to the educators who have taken time to provide thoughtful input about how to make the E-Rate work best for today and the future."
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.
ISTE's innovative offerings include the ISTE Conference and Expo one of the biggest, most comprehensive ed tech events as well as the widely adopted ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age and a robust suite of professional learning resources, including webinars, online courses, consulting services for schools and districts, books, and peer-reviewed journals and publications. For more information, visit iste.org. Connect with ISTE via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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