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National Lieutenant Governors Association Sponsors Resolution for Children's Low-Cost Laptops



July 24, 2008 By

The National Lieutenant Governors Association unanimously passed a resolution urging the federal government and the U.S. Department of Education to ensure that every American schoolchild has access to his or her own laptop computer.

"We are in the eighth year of a new century and I find it inexcusable that our most valuable asset, our children, do not have all the tools they need to compete in the global economy," Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Catherine Baker Knoll said. "I commend Lt. Governor Pat Quinn for sponsoring what I feel is the most important resolution the NLGA has considered this year."

"In Pennsylvania, Governor Rendell included $45 million this year for 'Classrooms for the Future,' which will put a laptop on every student's desk. Since taking office, we have allocated more than $155 million for this program," Knoll said. "In our commonwealth, and across the nation, it is time for the federal government to pay its fair share in this worthwhile effort; increasing the learning capability of our youth will give taxpayers more than enough return on their investment to justify these costs."

The NLGA, organized in 1962, is the professional association for elected officials who are first in line of succession to the governors in the 50 states and five territorial jurisdictions (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). NLGA members may adopt policy resolutions on subjects of national importance to the membership. Resolutions are considered for adoption during the winter and annual meetings.


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