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ISTE CEO Appeals To Congress After Trump Administration Budget Proposes Severe Cutbacks for Students and Edtech

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Richard Culatta, CEO of ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), issued the following statement following the release of the Trump Administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2021:

 “The Administration’s proposal to radically consolidate more than two dozen K–12 programs into a single block grant is the wrong direction at this critical time and contrary to the bipartisan spirit of the Every Student Succeeds Act. We believe the Administration should fully fund all parts of the law, including Titles II-A and IV-A, both of which are important to edtech implementation and learning. We call on Congress to appropriate funds in accordance with the law because we know funded programs are making a difference in classrooms every day and must continue to do so.”