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Dear Governor Gregoire and State Legislators:

We are writing to urge you not to cut funding for highly capable learners in the supplemental budget when you address the 2009-11 budget shortfall. We are dismayed at the negative impact that this will have - please do not take this action!

Thousands of children across our state need access to education that will ensure their human potential. Gifted education is not an expendable 'add-on' that should be sacrificed in an economic downturn. It is the Constitutional right of every child in our state to have a public, basic education. For gifted children, this means access to a gifted education.

In a study cited by the National Association of Gifted Children, it was found that between 18 and 25\% of highly capable learners drop out of school. We simply cannot afford the state budget costs and human cost of more drop-outs. And, as we work to improve science, technology and math, to be competitive as a state internationally, we especially cannot afford to sacrifice gifted education. We know this, and the business community knows this.

Our children need you. Please do the right thing. Preserve funding for the highly capable.

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  • 08 February 20161000. Paul B
    I support this petition
  • 06 February 2016999. Josette P
    "A mind is a terrible thing to waste", please keep the gifted ed alive. Thanks City; Zip Code 98296
  • 05 February 2016998. Katherine G
    I support this petition
  • 02 February 2016997. Zhihui L
    supporting gifted edcation in Bellevue and WA state City; Zip Code 98006
  • 31 January 2016996. Jamie W
    I support this petition
  • 31 January 2016995. Kristin B
    В City; Zip Code Bellevue, 98006
  • 28 January 2016994. Barbara Weiserm
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  • 24 January 2016993. Leo N
    No. Just no City; Zip Code Bellevue; 98005
  • 24 January 2016992. Ajay S
    PRISM City; Zip Code Bellevue; 98006
  • 23 January 2016991. Jennifer H
    I support this petition
  • 21 January 2016990. Cossette W
    SAVE THE GIFTED PROGRAM! City; Zip Code Bellevue, 98008
  • 20 January 2016989. Elizabeth W
    Gifted children learn differently. They should actually be considered "special needs" as they process information differently than most, tend to be more intense and more sensitive. They are at high risk for drop out and other negative impacts to their liv
  • 16 January 2016988. Hsiaoyun G
    I support this petition
  • 05 January 2016987. Min L
    Please save gifted programs City; Zip Code 98008
  • 01 January 2016986. Alice C
    I support this petition
  • 28 December 2015985. Alex D
    gifted education is very important for students that excel in certain subjects that need extra curriculum not provided in the distric regulated curriculum City; Zip Code 98008
  • 25 December 2015984. Tera G
    I support this petition
  • 22 December 2015983. Philip Ac
    Gifted children come from all socio-economic backgrounds. Yet within 15 years they will be the technical elite of this state. Supporting them is one of the best investments that can be made. Cutting their support would cost dearly in the years to come. Ci
  • 19 December 2015982. Kristin L
    Education is the only thing that MUST BE funded. My PG kid is just as special needs as somebody's autistic one. City; Zip Code Snohomish, WA 98296
  • 18 December 2015981. Scott D
    Our children deserve the best education at all levels of achievement and ability. City; Zip Code 98108
  • 18 December 2015980. Stephanie B
    I support this petition
  • 13 December 2015979. Stephanie L
    I support this petition
  • 11 December 2015978. Ying S
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 2015977. Dr Andmrsdavida
    Save it!!! City; Zip Code Seattle 98199
  • 03 December 2015976. Sheri V
    I support this petition
  • 01 December 2015975. Caroline P
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2015974. Angie B
    I support this petition

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Odessa GarciaBy:
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Governor and WA State Legislature

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