WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and Congressional champion for educational equity, attended the White House's ConnectED conference today with President Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and educators and superintendents from more than 100 school districts around the country, including Philadelphia School District Superintendent, Dr. William Hite:
"It was an honor to join President Obama, superintendents, and educators from around the United States at today's ConnectED summit. Bringing technology into more classrooms and ensuring our students have access to high-speed internet must continue to be one of our highest priorities in education.
"As Secretary Duncan articulated in his remarks, the goal to improve classroom access to broadband and technology is not just about offering more digital tools and resources, it is about leveling the playing field for all students in this country. I firmly believe that to remain globally competitive as a nation, high-speed internet in every school and computers for every student must be the rule—not the exception.
"I have championed ConnectED in Congress and will continue my push to ensure that all students have access to the latest tools, digital technology, and quality instruction. As we move forward together on this five year plan to close the technology gap, I am proud to be a partner with this Administration and applaud the superintendents who signed the Future Ready Pledge today."
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah