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Subject: Please save K-3 Early Intervention Reading!
Date: Thu Apr 07 19:46:09 MDT 2016
Senators & Representatives,
I recently heard that Governor Herbert had vetoed a bill that would fund the K-3 Early Intervention Reading program. I am writing to encourage you to please take action to reverse this course. Of all the education programs we should emphasize and fund, early reading is at the forefront. Think of the foundational aspect of this skill. If we continue to have kids coming into higher grades without those fundamental reading skills, they are set up for failure in so many ways.
In order to ensure a future with educated, productive citizens in our state, we need to start with the foundational skills like reading. And with the huge population in that age range, high-quality reading software is a critical supplement for the dedicated but overwhelmed teachers in our state.
I strongly encourage you to vote to support continuation of this funding. I know the legislature has a strong desire to improve education generally. The K-3 Early Intervention Reading program is a crucial part of the solution. Please do everything in your power to preserve (and expand!) funding for this program now and in the future.
Thank you for your service to our state!