The executive in charge of the eRate has resigned effective Aug. 28. Ira Fishman, chief executive officer of the Schools and Libraries Corp. (SLC), made his announcement Aug. 13, 1998.

Fishman announced his resignation after it appeared the eRate had survived another round of congressional and legal challenges, at least until fall. Following repeated attacks on the program's implementation, the eRate earned a short reprieve when Congress adjourned for summer recess.

As head of the SLC, Fishman was responsible for putting all the people, procedures, and systems in place

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