Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I feel...accomplished!

Today I actually took the time to a) find out who my representatives are in the Washington State Legislature and b) write them! In case anyone is still reading, WA is cutting funding to higher education by 13%, which is a lot. We're talking like, millions of dollars to my University alone. As someone invested in the public educations system here I decided to let them know I don't like their 13% cut idea. Which resulted in this:

Dear Mr. Carlyle,

I am writing to express my concern over the suggested 13% budget cut to Washington's higher education facilities. As a junior at the University of Washington this cut will greatly effect me and my peers studies during the rest of our time at the U. I am especially concerned as the amount of money being cut to UW, at 13%, would be more than the College of Arts and Sciences' budget for one year. I want to be sure that I will have the same access to resources (both through student resource programs and professors, assistant professors, and TAs) as I finish my education as I did when I was accepted to the University. Thank you for your time and consideration on this point.



And I requested a response. Time to see if public servants are actually working for you!

1 comment:

Greta said...

I wonder where that 13% cut is going to go to. Ridiculous, isn't it?

Aren't we already deemed the 'stupidest country in the world' without cutting the funding to our education systems? It's like an oxymoron.