We urge you to email or call the staffers from your state reminding them of the importance of EETT and inviting the Senator or Representative to visit a school(s) in your state THIS WEEK!
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Here’s a sample letter that you might want to use…
I would like to again share with you how critical NCLB Title II, Part D – the Enhancing Education through Technology (EETT) Program is for STATE. STATE receives $XXX in EETT funds. EETT supports ALL areas of NCLB; and research shows that EETT helps to improve student achievement. Additionally, EETT provides significant professional development for teachers to ensure that we have highly qualified teachers for our students.
As you are probably aware, the EETT program has been slated for complete elimination in the President’s 2009 Budget. We again look to SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE XXX for leadership in ensuring that students and teachers have the opportunities that EETT provides to ensure that our students are competitive for the 21st Century
We know that SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE will be spending time in STATE with the upcoming elections, and a visit to a local school that utilizes EETT funds will provide a first hand account of the negative impact the elimination of this program will have on the successful implementation of NCLB and ultimately student achievement within