November 27, 2014

Letters to the Editor

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Education must improve

On Feb. 12, 2013 President Obama addressed the public about the current issues and policies in America in his State of the Union address. One of the main issues he addressed was the importance of increasing the quality of education both for early childhood and secondary education. I would like to say that I agree with the president about the need for improvement. As a special education major at Salve Regina University, I’m quite concerned about the current and new policies being created for education.

As a recent graduate of public education, I agree that the quality of education varies greatly between schools and communities, and that where you live shouldn’t determine the quality of education you receive. It is my belief that I received an amazing education from public school, but when I compare my education to those of my peers at college, I see a wide range of competency. At times, I feel that I’m at an unfair advantage because I was exposed to a better education in high school than others. It’s not fair to have students spend 12-plus years in school and still not be prepared for college or a successful job. We must make the time invested count. I intend to do my part in increasing the quality in education in America; I just hope that our government can keep up its promise.

Breanna Willard

Williston

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