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Parents need options for kids’ education

Dear Editor,

One of the things I have always loved about Colorado is the educational options it gives to ALL families. Currently, parents may choose to enroll their children in a bilingual, ESL, or an English immersion program. Amendment 31 eradicates these options and takes away parental choice.

This amendment takes away bilingual and ESL options to students and parents. It takes away parental choice. Rather than parents and communities being allowed to choose what program will work best for their children, Amendment 31 gives them only one option, English Immersion.

As an education student at the University of Northern Colorado, I can honestly say that I have acquired a great amount of knowledge regarding education. I have studied pedagogy, psychology, and child development at the university for four years. During my years here at the university, I have learned one very critical fact about education; all students do not learn in the same way.

Amendment 31 assumes that all children learn in the same fashion. This is simply NOT TRUE! Parents and communities need educational options for their children. In order for ALL children to succeed, there has to be more than one approach. Vote NO ON AMENDMENT 31 and keep parental choice in public education!

Kelly M. Garcia


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