October 24, 2000: The Clinton-Gore Administration: Working to Modernize America's Schools

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Today, at the White House, President Clinton called on Congress to pass legislation to provide communities new tools to modernize America's schools and to do it this year. President Clinton was joined by Democratic leaders, parents, children, educators, labor representatives, and other members of a national grassroots coalition to build and repair our public schools. He spoke against the backdrop of a model schoolhouse that was built today on the South Lawn of the White House, symbolizing our nation's commitment to quality education and the need for Congress to act on the President's education initiatives.

HIGHLIGHTING THE URGENT NATIONAL NEED FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION. Communities across the country are struggling to address urgent safety and facility needs, rising student enrollments, and smaller class sizes. Costly improvements such as the removal of asbestos and lead paint are needed in many schools just to meet basic health and safety standards. Studies show:

THE ADMINISTRATION'S PLAN TO MODERNIZE AMERICA'S SCHOOLS. President Clinton's school construction and modernization proposals include:

THE REPUBLICAN BUDGET IGNORES AMERICA'S EDUCATION PRIORITIES. The current Republican budget plan:



October 2000

October 25, 2000: Working to Achieve Common Ground on Middle-Class Tax Relief

October 24, 2000: The Clinton-Gore Administration: Working to Modernize America's Schools

October 23, 2000: Helping To Make Our Roads Safer

October 17, 2000: The Clinton-Gore Administration: Urging Congress to Support America's Education Priorities

October 11, 2000: Historic Protection for America's Environment and Cultural Heritage

October 2, 2000: The Clinton-Gore Administration: Cutting Student Loan Defaults and Opening the Doors of College for All Americans


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