To: David Lifferth,
Subject: Make funding SB 117 a priority
Date: Mon Apr 06 21:17:36 MDT 2015
Dear Utah State Representative – District 002 Lifferth,
Education is a key driver of Utah’s economic opportunity and future prosperity. One of the key principles within Prosperity through Education, a 5-year plan to place Utah in the top 10 among states in education is helping children read confidently by 3rd grade. I urge you to prioritize funding SB 117 Interventions for Reading Difficulties Pilot Program this session to ensure positive educational outcomes for young children. Reading is fundamental to a child’s academic success. SB 117 provides teachers with the training to be able to recognize and help children with reading difficulties (like dyslexia).
As a student who had to fight to be kept out of Special Education in order to receive specific help for Dyslexia. Please help to save other Utah students from the wast of taxpayer dollars, time and the student self esteem by funding this population.
The economic benefits of early childhood education outweigh the costs of providing these educational opportunities indicating a wise financial investment. Evidence has shown us college and career readiness begins with the ability to read fluently. I ask that you please help ensure reading success in the early years by supporting the funding of SB 117.
Sincerely, Alexander Nikols 14051 Pine Mesa Drive Draper, UT 84020