Alexander Visits East Brainerd School To Unveil Website

Posted on February 19, 2003

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander today unveiled his senate website with students from East Brainerd Elementary School. "It is wonderful to be here today with these young, bright Tennesseans who are excited and eager to learn," Alexander said. "This website will be a place where people in Tennessee and around the world can get the latest information about what is going on in Washington, as well as what our great state has to offer." The website features biographical information on Alexander, the latest news on state and federal issues, interesting facts about the Volunteer State and its history and a section dedicated solely to students. It reflects many of the highlights of his award-winning campaign website, officials said. Students from Ms. Sheree Wheat's fifth grade class joined the senator for the launch, which included Alexander giving the children a personal tour of the site. This followed a roundtable discussion that Alexander had with school administrators, local officials, teachers and parents about the "No Child Left Behind" legislation. Alexander listened to the group to find out what is working and what the challenges are with implementing the legislation on the local level a little over a year after the bill was passed by Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush. "As we deal with tough choices in our nation's budget, education must be a top priority, along with creating jobs and homeland security," Alexander said. "The goal of the 'No Child Left Behind' legislation is to ensure that children across the United States can read at or above grade level by the third grade, and as a senator, I will do all that I can to make sure this law is working the best it can for Tennessee schools and students." The site is: