From: LuJean Eldredge
To: David Lifferth,
Subject: Take Utah Education to the TOP 10 in the US
Date: Sat Feb 14 20:54:42 MST 2015
Dear State Representative Lifferth, Utah students need proficiency in reading and math and they need to graduate from high school. Utahns need postsecondary education that prepares them for the workplace. We must utilize innovative strategies, increased accountability and targeted investments to improve the current mediocre performance of our public education systems. Educational achievement correlates to economic progress for individuals and communities. As you know, Utah ranks high as a state with a robust economy showing strong growth and low unemployment. Unfortunately, our rankings in education are less favorable. Having worked in the educational system for 18 years in more than one state I am aware that Utah has more children per capita than most states, and it is hard to decide what to cut and what to keep. I also understand that our children are the future and something needs to change. Please make education a priority so we can find ways to meet the needs of our students and teachers. I hope that you will change this by supporting initiatives that will ensure Utah�s continued economic success and prosperity by taking Utah education to the top 10. Sincerely, LuJean Eldredge 1896 Meadowland Avenue West Jordan, UT 84084