Two weeks after saying the United States needs to "make sure our children are prepared for the jobs of the future" in his annual State of the Union address, President Bush again has proposed cutting from the federal budget the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT, or "E2T2") block-grant program, which ed-tech advocates claim is essential to ensuring the global competitiveness of American students.

The president unveiled his $2.9 trillion budget plan for the 2008 fiscal year on Feb. 5. According to his plan, overall discretionary funding for education would remain at $56 billion, the same as in 2007--though...

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