$128M for teachers – Clinton cites growing tech demands

President Clinton will spend $128 million to train American teachers to use computers in the classroom, the New York Times reported on June 3.

“We owe it to America’s children to help their teachers become as comfortable with a computer as they are with a chalk board, “Mr. Clinton said in his weekly radio address.

Clinton added that due to rising student enrollment, the United States will need more than two million new teachers over the next 10 years.

The money will be spent on 122 teaching colleges and institutions over the next three years, the New York Times reported.

Clinton also criticized the Republican-controlled House for rejecting his budget proposal which would double spending on technology training for teachers in order to provide tech training to one million teachers by 2004.

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