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PRESS RELEASE      2 February 2012

Distance Education Day marks 30th anniversary of historic court decision  – March 3, 2012

Thirty years ago an important barrier to the spread of distance education was removed.   A court in North Carolina issued a decision to allow a Florida University to offer courses in North Carolina – even though the Florida University had no physical presence in the state.

         Nova University v. the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina was issued on March 3, 1982.   That decision laid the legal foundation to allow universities to offer courses in other states -- made easier when the Internet came into being a decade later.   Without the adequate legal foundation, there would not be the open access to online education that we see today. 

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A request has been made to the Broward County State Legislative Delegation to support a resolution declaring March 3 “Distance Education Day” to commemorate the innovative step that changed the face of higher education in the USA.

 

For more information:

 

YOUTUBE:     Youtube.com/DistanceEducationDay

Webiste:  www.DistanceEducationDay.com

Facebook page:   www.Facebook.com/DistanceEducationDay

954-646 8246  Steve McCrea, Communications manager for Distance Education Day

TLASteve@gmail.com

 

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Letter to the Governor

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Governor Rick Scott

The Capitol,  400 S. Monroe St.

Tallahassee, FL  32399 0001                                      2 February 2012

 

Sir, 

 

REQUEST:   your support of declaring March 3 “Distance Education Day” in Florida.  

 

I’ve asked my legislators to push this idea ahead, but I thought I would include you in the correspondence and ask for your aid in making this a reality.

 

Thirty years ago an important barrier to the spread of distance education was removed.   A court in North Carolina issued a decision to allow a Florida University to offer courses in North Carolina – even though the Florida University had no physical presence in the state.

 

Nova University v. the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina was issued on March 3, 1982.   That decision laid the legal foundation to allow universities to offer courses in other states -- made easier when the Internet came into being a decade later.   Without the adequate legal foundation, there would not be the open access to online education that we see today. 

 

 

NOTE:  Dr. Abraham S. Fischler was president of Nova at the time of the court decision.  His work as a pioneer continues with his support of innovation in K-12 education.  It would be a boost to his work to have this day declared as “Distance Education Day,” since Nova (a Florida university) made this historic court decision possible with its innovative programs using distance education techniques.

 

 

Thank you for your time,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve McCrea

2314 Desota Drive

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301    954 646 8246



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Letter to Broward Delegation

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TO:  Broward Legislative Delegation

 

REQUEST for a declaration of “Distance Education Day” on March 3, 2012

 

30th Anniversary of an Historic Court Decision that removed a barrier to distance education

 

This is a request to ask for your support of declaring March 3 “Distance Education Day” in Florida.   As my representatives in Tallahassee, I hope you will push this idea ahead.

 

Thirty years ago an important barrier to the spread of distance education was removed.   A court in North Carolina issued a decision to allow a Florida University to offer courses in North Carolina – even though the Florida University had no physical presence in the state.

 

Nova University v. the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina was issued on March 3, 1982.   That decision laid the legal foundation to allow universities to offer courses in other states -- made easier when the Internet came into being a decade later.   Without the adequate legal foundation, there would not be the open access to online education that we see today. 

 

BOTTOM LINE:  Dr. Abraham S. Fischler was president of Nova at the time of the court decision.  His work as a pioneer continues with his support of innovation in K-12 education.  It would be a boost to his work to have this day declared as “Distance Education Day,” since Nova (a Florida university) made this historic court decision possible with its innovative programs using distance education techniques.

 

Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to commemorate this day.  Thank you for your time,

 

 

 

Steve McCrea   TLASteve@gmail.com

2314 Desota Drive

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301    954 646 8246

 

www.DistanceEducationDay.com 

 

 

 


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Letter to Senator Nelson

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Sen. Bill Nelson


716 Hart Senate Office Bldg

Washington, D.C. 20510      202-224-5274
      Fax 202-228-2183

30th Anniversary of an Historic Court Decision that promoted distance education

This is a request to ask for your support of declaring March 3 “Distance Education Day” in Florida.   As my representatives in Washington, I hope you will push this idea ahead.   Is there a way for a Senate to declare “National Distance Education Day”?  

Thirty years ago an important barrier to the spread of distance education was removed.   A court in North Carolina issued a decision to allow a Florida University to offer courses in North Carolina – even though the Florida University had no physical presence in the state.

Nova University v. the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina was issued on March 3, 1982.   That decision laid the legal foundation to allow universities to offer courses in other states -- made easier when the Internet came into being a decade later.   Without the adequate legal foundation, there would not be the open access to online education that we see today. 

 

BOTTOM LINE:  Dr. Abraham S. Fischler was president of Nova at the time of the court decision.  His work as a pioneer continues with his support of innovation in K-12 education.  It would give a boost to his life’s work to have this day declared as “Distance Education Day,” since Nova (a Florida university) made this historic court decision possible with its innovative programs using distance education techniques.

 

Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to commemorate this day.  Thank you for your time,

 

 

 

Steve McCrea   TLASteve@gmail.com

2314 Desota Drive

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301    954 646 8246

 

www.DistanceEducationDay.com 

 

 

 

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Letter to State Rep.




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District #91
Rep. George R. Moraitis, Jr.

2132 E. Oakland Park Blvd, # 2,  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306-1109

Phone: 954-762-3757           
Fax: 954-762-3759 

Sir,

30th Anniversary of an Historic Court Decision that removed a barrier to distance education

 

This is a request for your support of declaring March 3 “Distance Education Day” in Florida.   As my representative in Tallahassee, I hope you will push this idea ahead.

 

Thirty years ago an important barrier to the spread of distance education was removed.   A court in North Carolina issued a decision to allow a Florida University to offer courses in North Carolina – even though the Florida University had no physical presence in the state.

 

Nova University v. the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina was issued on March 3, 1982.   That decision laid the legal foundation to allow universities to offer courses in other states -- made easier when the Internet came into being a decade later.   Without the adequate legal foundation, there would not be the open access to online education that we see today. 

 

BOTTOM LINE:  Dr. Abraham S. Fischler was president of Nova at the time of the court decision.  His work as a pioneer continues with his support of innovation in K-12 education.  It would be a boost to his work to have this day declared as “Distance Education Day,” since Nova (a Florida university) made this historic court decision possible with its innovative programs using distance education techniques.

 

Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to commemorate this day.  Thank you for your time,

 

 

 

Steve McCrea   TLASteve@gmail.com

2314 Desota Drive

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301    954 646 8246

www.DistanceEducationDay.com 



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Letter to the Florida House Members ... please visit next week.

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Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff

Harbor Shops
1845 Cordova Road, #202
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: 954-467-4205
Fax: 954-467-4207

Senator Bogdanoff,

30th Anniversary of an Historic Court Decision that removed a barrier to distance education

 

This is a request for your support of declaring March 3 “Distance Education Day” in Florida.   As my representative in Tallahassee, I hope you will push this idea ahead.

 

Thirty years ago an important barrier to the spread of distance education was removed.   A court in North Carolina issued a decision to allow a Florida University to offer courses in North Carolina – even though the Florida University had no physical presence in the state.

 

Nova University v. the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina was issued on March 3, 1982.   That decision laid the legal foundation to allow universities to offer courses in other states -- made easier when the Internet came into being a decade later.   Without the adequate legal foundation, there would not be the open access to online education that we see today. 

 

BOTTOM LINE:  Dr. Abraham S. Fischler was president of Nova at the time of the court decision.  His work as a pioneer continues with his support of innovation in K-12 education.  It would be a boost to his work to have this day declared as “Distance Education Day,” since Nova (a Florida university) made this historic court decision possible with its innovative programs using distance education techniques.

 

Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to commemorate this day.  Thank you for your time,

 

 

 

Steve McCrea   TLASteve@gmail.com

2314 Desota Drive

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301    954 646 8246

 

www.DistanceEducationDay.com 

 




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