BIPARTISAN LEAD COMMISSION APPLAUDS PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR COMMITMENT TO IMPROVING EDUCATION BY WIRING SCHOOLS WITH ULTRA-FAST BROADBAND

Jan. 27, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – The bipartisan Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission commended President Obama for his continued support of advancing digital learning in our nation’s classrooms by bolstering Internet speeds through reform of our E-Rate system.

 

The following statement can be attributed to the LEAD Commission:

 
“We applaud President Obama for his continued commitment to digital learning and for his honest assessment of the state of our nation’s Internet connections in schools and libraries. President Obama and FCC Chairman Wheeler are leading the way in getting students across the nation access to more and better technology, which will provide the resources needed for our students and schools to better compete in an increasingly digital and global economy. Real student improvement can be achieved with better use of and more access to technology and empowering teachers to use that technology in their classrooms. We look forward to working with the administration, state and federal policymakers, educators and business leaders to implement needed reforms.”

 

About LEAD Commission

Answering a challenge from the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Education, the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission was established to determine how technology can help transform education in America. The Commission is co-chaired by Lee Bollinger (President of Columbia University), Jim Coulter (Co-Founder of TPG Capital), Margaret Spellings (Former Secretary of Education) and Jim Steyer (Founder and CEO of Common Sense Media).