This message from ETAN and CoSN arrived in my email box this morning. In addition to forwarding it to email contacts, I'm posting it here and on a social network or two. Please take action yourself and pass along to your colleagues.
The President's proposed FY09Budget again calls for the total elimination of critical education technology funding. Specifically, the President's Budget would zero out the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program, cutting education technology funding by $267.4 million.
Before the House and Senate put forth their budget proposals, we urge you to send a letter to your congressional representatives asking them to save EETT. CLICK HERE to enter your zip code and send a letter with this important message.
This proposed cut comes at a particularly difficult time in this country when the economy is sagging and the job market is tightening. At the same, the Administration and Congress are concerned that America's students lack math and science skills, imperiling their ability to compete for employment and making America's economic recovery that much harder. Denying education technology skills and tools to America's K-12 students and teachers will undermine efforts to get America's economy back on track and dim the employment prospects of its students.
With the House and the Senate working on a budget resolution over the next few weeks, now is the time for you to weigh-in with YOUR Members of Congress about how important education technology funding is to the nation's academic and economic goals. Please make your voice heard in support of the EETT program. We will continue to update you and call on you as the funding process continues.
CLICK HERE to enter your zip code to send your letter to the House and Senate asking to save EETT and to fund it at the FY05 level of $496 million.
Every letter generated during this crucial time makes a difference. Even if you already took action a few months ago, please send another letter and spread the word to your friends, family and coworkers. Your voice matters!
Tell Congress to KEEP AMERICA COMPETITIVE and save funding for EETT!
CoSN and ISTE