State of technology update
- By Civic.Com Staff
- Feb 01, 2001
Missouri: Gov. Bob Holden
In his Jan. 30 speech, Holden recommended increased investment in technology
grants for all levels of education. He reported that the ratio of students
to computers is less than 5-to-1, and less than 10-to-1 for Internet-connected
computers. Parents will be able to use the Internet to view school "report
cards," which will include information such as graduation rates, so they
can hold schools accountable, Holden said.
North Carolina: Gov. Michael Easley
Easley, in his Jan. 6 inaugural address, said that despite the promise
of the technology-driven economy, the state's success ultimately hinges
on the welfare of its citizens.
"Just as the past generation had the courage to reach across the racial
divide to bring all people together for morality and progress, this generation
must reach across the digital divide to join together all communities in
a stronger statewide economy," he said.