More info about block grants under Title IV. The 15% cap on tech is concerning. Does shift the conversation about tech by putting it in with the portion of the law to cover Student Support and Academic Enrichment.
The Senate education committee’s action paves the way for a full U.S. Senate vote. However, there is no guarantee that passage of the sweeping education bill is a done deal.
Didn’t Pass the Senate
at least 50 percent of funding in any federal grants for this purpose be used for professional development. The rest could be used for hardware, software, or whatever else is needed to advance the use of technology, according to Krueger.
The Harvard professor and filmmaker Henry Louis Gates Jr. says that the problem stems from the American education system having failed to adapt to the 21st century’s highly globalized, highly technological economy.
“We need to allocate the same amount of money per student per school.” Gates’s comments are a response to research that has shown that the majority of states have “flat or regressive funding schemes” for their schools.