From: Natalie Earle
To: Lee Perry,
Subject: HB96
Date: Tue Feb 11 19:46:17 MST 2014
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Feb 11, 2014 Representative Lee Perry State Capitol , Suite 350 350 North State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84114 Dear Representative Perry, I am writing to ask that you support school readiness and vote YES on HB96. I really do not understand why there is any opposition to this bill other than the cost. I am not 100% up to date on this bill put I do know that here in this state and in all of the United States, we are failing in the education of our population. Education here in the United States is one of the most neglected parts of our democracy. Anything that we can do to improve it should be welcomed with open arms. And the cost would be minimal compared to the expense of wasted lives and resources. After returning home from the United States Peace Corps in 2009 and having a difficult time finding a new job, I became a full time substitute teacher, grades kindergarten to high school. Yes, as a substitute, your job is less than ideal and you often have to deal with students who want to take advantage of you. Never the the less you get a wide and varied view of the system. The job was more rewarding when you taught at schools were socially middle and upper class students attended but disheartening at schools where you knew parents and school were strained economically. As the mother of three university and advanced degree children, I know their preschool experience gave them an advantage. Preschool would help the latter students, parents, and ultimately school by starting the kids out on equal footing with their more privileged counterparts. At this early age values are established. Values that would ultimately benefit are population and country. Preschool, a simple solution and a start at raising the education standards of Americans and America. Sincerely, Ms. Natalie Earle 667 E 4025 S Unit B Salt Lake City, UT 84107-1940 (801) 635-4914