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Letter: Feltes strong on education

I’m supporting Dan Feltes for state Senate because his education platform stands out.

My husband and I are both educators, and our two children attend the local elementary schools.

Here in Hopkinton, we’ll have full-day kindergarten for all children starting this month. Dan wants to bring that great start to every child in New Hampshire – and to make sure the opportunities for learning continue every step of the way from there.

His cradle-to-career approach to education starts with ensuring that every family who needs it can afford quality child care and includes 21st-century strategies like promoting STEM training and creating an innovative incubator program for budding entrepreneurs.

Employers want to locate in states that produce career-ready high school and college graduates. Investing in education from pre-kindergarten through postsecondary means investing in the long-term health of our economy.

The Sept. 9 primary will be close. I’ll be casting my vote for Dan Feltes.

JESSICA DURKIS-STOKES

Hopkinton

Legacy Comments1

anybody that thinks that Feltes (or for that matter any democrat, liberal) is strong on education you only have to ask them 1 thing..... will he sponsor and vote for a bill requiring education contract negotiations to be held in public. HEADLINE: Replacing a poor teacher with just an average one would raise a classroom of students’ lifetime earnings by approximately $266,000. Economist Eric Hanushek has estimated that replacing the worst 5 to 7 percent of teachers with merely average-quality teachers would increase U.S. economic output by $112 trillion—yes, trillion. ... http://thefederalist.com/2014/08/18/how-community-organizing-busted-a-union-and-sparked-an-education-revolution/

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