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House Proceeding 01-15-09 on Jan 15th, 2009 :: 0:33:25 to 0:38:00
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Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:33:23 to 0:33:44( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: california rise. without objection. ms. roybal-allard: madam speaker, i rise to introduce the achievement through technology and innovation act of 2009. the 111th congress begins in an era of continued shrinking school budgets, overcrowded

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:33:25 to 0:38:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:33:45 to 0:34:05( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: schools, and overextended teachers. on an individual and on a national level, these factors have dire consequences. the individual consequence is that millions of american children may never realize their full potential or the promise of the american dream. the national consequence is that

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:34:06 to 0:34:27( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: our country loses the benefits of our children's talents and their potential to become our nation's next generation of leaders in education, science, law, research, economics, engineering, and all the key discipline that is have helped to make our nation the greatest in theorld. while there is no easy or single

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:34:28 to 0:34:48( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: answer to the complex probl of education in our country, there are steps we can take now to put us on the path toward equality education for all our children. one such step is to make technology literacy a priority and an integral part of every educational system in the

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:34:49 to 0:35:09( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: country. from credible studies we know technology can have a tremendous positive impact on student learning. this is especially evident in low-income and minority communities where students are vulnerable to falling behind in learning 21st century skills

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:35:10 to 0:35:31( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: critical to individual success and to america's success in today's world economy. whether preparing for college or going directly into the work force, students are increasingly required to have the high-tech skills employers and the world market continue to demand.

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:35:32 to 0:35:52( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: therefore it is a tragedy that in the united states today have high dropout rates that exceed 50%. and school districts that cannot keep up with the technology needs of their students. passage of the attain act will help us to address these serious problems. for at the school for

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:35:53 to 0:36:13( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: global studies in my district, i had the opportunity to see firsthd the befits and life changing impact teaching with technology has on child's life. while touring the school i some of the students who confided that if it were not for the meaningful technology program at global studies, they

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:36:14 to 0:36:35( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: probably would have dropped out of school and ended up in some serious trouble. instead these students are excited about lear excited about their future. the excitement and the hope studentseel at global studies is what every child in our country deserves to feel about

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:36:36 to 0:36:57( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: their education and the promise of their future. the attl help to make that possibility a reality for all our children. the attain act would amend the enhancing education through technology program and the no child left behind act. currently the no child left behind allocates 50% of

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:36:58 to 0:37:18( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: technology education funds to schools with disadvantaged students through formula grants. the attain act would increase that percentage to 60%. this funding would be used to purchase new technology and train teachers on how to effectively use these new tools. the remaining 40% of attain funds would be distributed

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:37:19 to 0:37:39( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: through competitive grants that encourage schools to undertake comprehensive technology based reform initiatives that have been proven to increase student achievement. madam speaker, we know that when teachers are properly trained and schools are properly equipped with technology,

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:37:40 to 0:38:01( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: students are engaged, earring to learn, and ultimately better prepared to address and to lead ou meet the challenges of the 21st century. we have already lost the untapped talents of thousands of our young people. passage of the attain act will help to reverse the tremendous loss of unrealized potential.

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