||"In our schools, every classroom in America must be connected
to theinformation superhighway, with computers and good software, and
well-trainedteachers. We are working with the telecommunications industry,
educators andparents to connect 20 percent of California's classrooms this
spring, andevery classroom and every library in the entire United States by the
year2000. I ask Congress to support this educational technology initiative
sothat we can make sure this national partnership succeeds." --
PresidentClinton, from his
State of the Union
||"By the year 2000, 60 percent of the new jobs in America will
require advanced technological skills." -- Vice President Al Gore
That is why President Clinton and Vice President Gore have called on
parents, teachers, members of the business community and others to join in a
new national mission.
They have set a new challenge for America...
They are calling for every young person to enter the workforce
technologically literate in the 21st Century. For this, we need schools
equipped with the right technology.
The four pillars of our challenge are quite simple:
- Modern computers and learning devices will be accessible to every
- Classrooms will be connected to one another and to the outside
- Educational software will be an integral part of the curriculum --
and as engaging asthe best video game.
- Teachers will be ready to use and teach with technology.