It's the jiz.
Sure, the following is a lobby-created template, but it explains issues in much more cogent terms than I can muster. I hope you will take a minute to read it. As a 13 year elementary education technology teacher at a Nashville independent school who is sending his 8th grader son to an MNPS school next year for the first time, I am writing to share my opinion about the funding for the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program that was included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Both the House and Senate passed bills included $1 billion for the EETT program, and yet the final bill reduced this commitment by 35 percent to $650 million. I am very disappointed that this program suffered such a funding decrease during conference deliberations.As an educator, I certainly appreciate and applaud the unprecedented investment in education that is included in the economic recovery package. The EETT program provides economic stimulus to our local communities through the creation and retention of high skilled jobs, stimulates the business sector and at the same time provides our students with the skills they need to compete in the global workforce.President Obama has spoken many times about the need to bring computers and modern technologies and skills to our nation’s classrooms. I hope that as the FY10 appropriations processes continue you will make the EETT program a top funding priority.