Letter: Dean Phillips Supports Enhancing and Funding Special-Education Programs

To the editor:

In an increasingly polarized society, many are losing faith in the future of our nation, which to me means that, now more than ever, we need to invest in education. Those of us who have lived in Chanhassen know how great our school system is for the majority of children that attend.

I am a recent graduate of Chanhassen High School and loved going to school in our great school system, but unfortunately, it is not that way for many across the United States.

As you may know, we have an election coming up and candidate Dean Phillips is taking on incumbent Erik Paulsen. Dean has many great ideas for education, such as fully supporting the IDEA Full Funding Act, which would bring more funding to special education programs nationwide, helping those 6.7 million children who attend these programs — including my brother who would not be where he is today without the special education programs of District 112.

Also, a major issue he is addressing is the lack of teachers from under-represented communities. This could greatly benefit the children in these communities can go to school and learn from people who understand them.

I am so excited about what Dean Phillips brings to the table for education and I hope you might consider voting Phillips for the sake of our nation’s future.

Ava Ewald

Victoria

Click here to read the original posting in the Laker Pioneer (10/9/18).