Bonnie Bracey of the Digital Divide Network tells Santa off in this blog posting. He apparently was a real scrooge to the ed tech world!
Some interesting excerpts from the post...
- The Congress, which has the sleigh that contains our presents seems to be missing a lot of goodies this year. We took $59M hit in new federal budget. Some of us are reeling at the loss.
- Santa, this is what we heard. The massive, $602 billion spending package--which includes funding for labor, health, and education initiatives--slashes funding for several Ed-tech related programs, including $221 million less for the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) state block-grant program, the primary source of federal funding for educational technology. The measure passed in the House of Representatives one week earlier and now heads to President Bush for his signature.
One thing I am going to do is walk into a local school and ask several random teachers if they know what the following acronyms stand for...ENC, EETT, or PT3. My bet is that they won't. (I am not sure what that means...so make up your own mind on that one.) The only acronyms that matter are NCLB and AYP.