Statement from ISTE CEO Richard Culatta on Trump Administration's FY18 Budget Proposal to Defund Title IV, Part A
WASHINGTON, D.C - May 23, 2017 - Statement from Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), on President Donald Trump' 's FY18 budget request:
"The president' 's fiscal year 2018 proposal to provide no money for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment program of the Every Student Succeeds Act would deal a body blow to efforts of educators across the country to provide all students with the best education in the world. No money for Title IV, Part A would mean no dedicated investment for supporting teachers using technology to personalize learning, teach computer science or support high-quality online learning options. It means that once again, the future of our children is at risk because of shortsighted and uninformed policy decisions. I implore Congress to support teachers and students by funding this vital program at its authorized level of $1.6 billion, thereby fulfilling the bipartisan vision of the Every Student Succeeds Act."
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