Sample letter to the editor - Governor Snyder's education plan

Dear Editor,

Gov. Snyder’s education reform plan is just a distraction from his proposal to slash funding for public schools and use K-12 School Aid Fund money for colleges and universities. How does Gov. Snyder propose reforming education when he is robbing the schools of much-need funding and creating a budget crisis?

Considering the state’s need for an educated workforce, why are we giving tax breaks to business and balancing the budget on the backs of the middle class and our students? 

Sincerely,

(YOUR NAME, JOB TITLE AND CONTACT INFORMATION)

Dear Editor,

Many of the governor’s ideas for education reform fly in the face of research and best practices and don’t represent a sound investment strategy at all. By cutting more than $800 million in education funding, he is taking away resources from struggling schools. Those funds could be used to reduce class sizes, restore programs and help students succeed instead of funding tax breaks for business. Neither his education plan nor his budget proposals recognize the sacrifices and reforms already made by school districts and their employees.

It’s ironic that he talks about improving education but at the same time is doing his best to destroy public education.

Sincerely,

(YOUR NAME, JOB TITLE AND CONTACT INFORMATION)