Authors Urge Congress To Fund School Technology


Keith Krueger CEO of Consortium for School Networking and Kristen Amundson, executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education writes in The Hill (6/20) “Congress Blog” calling on Congress to include “targeted investments in technology” in the budget for the US Department of Education. The authors argue that the need is great for schools to receive funding, especially as more and more locations transition to online assessments. The authors continue saying that with the scale implementation of the technology-powered assessments occurring in just a few month’s time, “the sense of urgency cannot be understated.” The authors close saying that Congress and the Obama Administration have an opportunity to invest in the future of students and “we cannot let another school year pass.”