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Congress Looks to Stop Waste in E-Rate Program

Since 1998, the federal E-Rate Program has spent billions of dollars to connect schools and libraries to the Internet. The FCC, which overseas the program, has found many companies are bilking the government out of millions of dollars. Congress is considering ways to stop the fraud, but some lawmakers warn the E-Rate program could be in jeopardy. Hear NPR's Claudio Sanchez.

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Former elementary and middle school teacher Claudio Sanchez is the education correspondent for NPR. He focuses on the "three p's" of education reform: politics, policy and pedagogy. Sanchez's reports air regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Sanchez joined NPR in 1989, after serving for a year as executive producer for the El Paso, Texas, based Latin American News Service, a daily national radio news service covering Latin America and the U.S.- Mexico border.