Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Appropriations Bill containing EETT to be worked on week of May 7th

We want to alert you to the fact that the Appropriations Bill containing EETT will most likely be acted upon next week. As you know, CT has a house member (Rosa DeLauro)that plays an integral role in this decision.

Please Note: If our Congressional leaders on the Appropriations Subcommittee receive 20 emails in support of EETT this week – That will make a big difference. Superintendent calls also work very well, too!!!!

Thus, we ask you to spread the word regarding this impending action. Please ask your ed-tech leaders to use their data to make the case for funding EETT at the $496 million level if possible. Use succinct examples specific to CT (or the Congressional District) that show how EETT improves student achievement and teacher quality. As always, tie the EETT funding to your state’s ability to compete in a global marketplace.

Please consider contacting Letty Mederos who the person on Rosa DeLauro staff working on Education Issues for the Appropriations Committee. Letty's phone # 202-225-3661; her Fax # 202-225-4890 and her Email