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[Susan notes: Catch them doing something right! Nancy also sent this note to Senator Obey.]

Submitted to but not published
07/11/2008

Dear Senator Harkin,



I applaud your courage in not supporting Reading First. As a kindergarten teacher, I see the undue pressure it is putting on young children who are living their lives in my classroom. The Reading First Impact Study shows Reading First is not helping at all, and a new research study by Altwerger, Jordan and Shelton shows it is actually hurting students' ability to become literate.

Thank you so much for helping the little kids!



Nancy Creech


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