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Subject: Override veto of the K-3 Early Intervention Reading Program
Date: Mon Apr 11 14:08:45 MDT 2016
Dear UT Senators and Representatives,
I’m writing you in regards to Governor Herbert’s veto for funding the K-3 Early Intervention Reading Program. I understand that the legislature is considering an override of this veto, and I strongly encourage you to vote in behalf of this in order to continue funding.
A lack of reading proficiency has a devastating effect on our young children. They need to show proficiency by third grade. Otherwise, it is very difficult for them to progress through school and become productive citizens. Early reading software coupled with high quality teaching can ensure our students all become proficient readers, thus setting them on a trajectory for success throughout their lives. Shall we not go on in so great a cause?
I appreciate the legislature’s interest in improving education for Utah’s children. The K-3 Early Intervention Reading program is making a difference in our schools and I hope it can continue for years to come.