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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Feds Possibly Raising Phone Taxes to Pay For CC Test Taking

New taxes to pay for this national education because history has shown that federal money in public education has raised student achievement?


From Heartland:

The Obama administration may raise taxes on everyone’s phone lines by about $5 per year to increase K-12 tech subsidies because most schools cannot administer the computerized Common Core tests coming out in 2015.
President Obama announced the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will likely overhaul the schools and libraries universal service support program, commonly known as E-Rate. He also asked the U.S. Department of Education to use federal funding to give teachers more training in using technology.
Within the next month, telecom observers expect FCC to publicly propose new rules within an extensive document typical of federal regulation-making, said Douglas Levin, executive director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association.

http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2013/07/13/feds-may-raise-phone-taxes-fund-common-core-test-taking

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