Saturday, March 9, 2002

Johnny Isakson Speaks for Technology in Education

On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, a large-scale reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) enacted in 1965. This bill, strongly supported by Georgia Congressman Johnny Isakson, has its foundation in four broad principles: stronger accountability for results; increased flexibility and local control; expanded options for parents; and emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work.

Congressman Isakson was kind enough to take a few moments to share some of his insights into this legislation with PeachStar viewers. According to Isakson, the bill places great emphasis on technology in education. The technology used by Georgia Public Broadcasting and Peachstar, Isakson says, is "on the leading edge of where the greatest advances in public education are going to be in the next decade." Be sure to take a few moments to share with your students what one of Georgia's congressmen has to say about education in Georgia.