Dara Z. Kentucky

Focus on Education

Education is very important, and I want the best for my future. In order to do this we need to create strong education policies.

Dear future president, (I hope Hillary Clinton is reading this)

My name is Dara Z. and I am from Louisville, KY. A lot of times I complain about waking up early and having to go to school. But, I always know that my education matters. So, that is why I am writing to you today. In order to grow up, get a job, and be happy, you have to have an education. Even if you are great at sports or some other physical activity, you never know if you will get hurt, so you have to have something to fall back on. In some places around the world, you are not allowed to go to school, and some people in the U.S. don’t have access to public schools and they can’t pay for private schools. I am fortunate that I can go to school. So, whoever the president is that is reading this, I would like to give you my suggestions on how I think the education experience should be in our country. So, while I have a chance to talk to you I would like to cover three things: #1 why education is important, #2 what I think the policies should be on education, and #3 why some of the education money should be spent on related arts classes.

Education is important, but it is a topic that can sometimes be over looked. People jump to problems in other topics that need help, such as the economy. They don’t realize that if there was not good education, we would not even have an economy. Education made the U.S. what we are today. It is not time to just ignore the topic altogether. It is time to take the next step and improve what we are learning. The main reason why I chose to write to you about education is that my future matters, and the educational experience I get determines my future.

So, now that you know why I think we need great education, it’s time to tell you what I think the education policies should be. First and for most, I think we should be spending more money on education and less on other things. If we spend more money on education, we can add enrichment programs for kids who are above their grade level and need more challenging work. We can also hire more teachers to work with small groups of kids who are a little bit behind and are struggling in class. In order to get the money to do this, we would probably have to raise the taxes. But, some low-income families can’t afford to pay any more money in taxes. So, to solve this problem, we should increase tax rates on corporations/company’s, and the wealthy who can afford to pay more. This could also help balance out our economy. That means it’s a win-win situation.

Everyday kids go to school and learn math, language arts, social studies and science. But kids need more than just their basic subjects. They need a related arts class. Tons of schools have cut down on their arts funding, saying that it’s not important. Thankfully, I go to a great school that has a special arts program with classes such as graphic arts, visual arts, dance, drama, choir, band, orchestra and much more. But so many other kids don’t get these opportunities, and everyone deserves related arts classes. For some kids being on stage and preforming is their dream. It’s what they want to do. They need these classes and experience more than anybody. Programs like this also expose kids (who normally don’t get this opportunity) to new things that they actually might like. The money that we put towards schooling should not just be used for academic subjects, it should be used for related arts classes as well.

So now you know why I think education is important, what I think the policies should be on education, and why I think some of the education money should be spent on related arts classes. Being the president is a big deal, and you have to make big decisions. I just want the best for myself, and for everyone who is in school now, and who will be in school in the future. Thank you for taking your time and reading this letter. I appreciate your kindness/courtesy very much, and I hope that you might think about and consider my recommendation s on education.


Dara Z.


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