LEAD Statement on FCC Chairman Wheeler’s Comments at Digital Learning Day

In response to today’s Digital Learning Day events, the LEAD Commission offered the following statement: “On Digital Learning Day, it’s only fitting that we can celebrate real movement in the effort to provide vital access to technology to students and schools across the country. As our recent poll shows, voters overwhelmingly support efforts like those announced this week by President Obama and the FCC to expand high-speed broadband access to 99 percent of schools within five years in order to improve education. We strongly support those efforts and commend FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for his continued work to reform the E-rate program in order to expand access for all students.”

For further information on the LEAD Commission’s recent poll showing support amongst voters and parents to improve technology in education, click here

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).