Colorado’s prime quality kindergarten packages deserve credit score rating
Re: “No such thing as free kindergarten,” Jan. 20 letter to the editor
In his letter to the editor, David Longenecker declares that full-day kindergarten is “essentially free baby-sitting.” I drawback him to spend in some unspecified time in the future educating a classroom of 25 to 30 kindergartners. I’m hoping he’ll lose his smug and confrontational outlook and can be found to respect the ingenious and caring accomplishments of our many Colorado kindergarten lecturers.
Mary Jo Sobocinski, Lakewood
David Longenecker’s letter referring to full-day kindergarten reveals a vital ignorance about what goes on in a kindergarten classroom.
When I held the place of superintendent of colleges in a 5000-student district in Indiana, I chosen to substitute prepare a minimal of as quickly as in each faculty inside the district. My day in kindergarten was my most robust challenge, and it undoubtedly did not embody free baby-sitting.
The need for well-funded early childhood education, along with full-day kindergarten, is extreme, and I am comfortable to get the federal authorities we voted for, to which Mr. Longenecker refers.
Bill Patterson, Highlands Ranch
Re: “Polis’ leap to full-day kindergarten may not be wise,” Jan. 18 column
Knowing Krista Kafer’s conservative ideology, this textual content in The Denver Post isn’t the least bit surprising. As a retired elementary coach inside the Littleton School District, the all-day kindergarten programs that I witnessed and took half in had been taught by expert, educated lecturers that had been making playtime educational.
Those children certainly not had been overburdened with “advanced literacy and math content” or “taking or preparing for tests.” The many analysis completely different fellow lecturers and I had been uncovered to demonstrated that children who had been lucky adequate to attend all-day kindergarten had been very quite a bit ahead in every their future educational and social experience.
After learning this textual content, I imagine Krista Kafer should go to an all-day kindergarten for herself and witness the ingenious, tough learning occurring inside the morning, and inside the afternoon the ingenious, free play that enhanced the morning actions.
Susan Hogan, Castle Rock
U.S. shouldn’t infringe on our correct to boycott, criticize Israel
Re: “A pro-Israel bill that erodes our right to protest,” Jan. 22 customer commentary
I write to thank Jonathan Sciarcon for his nuanced critique of newest anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) legal guidelines and legislative proposals. He is appropriate that such legal guidelines is deeply anti-American because of it makes an try to restrict free speech and to criminalize the honored correct to boycott.
He is appropriate that “many Coloradans” may be surprised that every our senators help such legal guidelines. He could be very correct to inform aside between official efforts on their half to help Israel and their effort to criminalize the official effort of others to criticize Israel.
Like Sciarcon, I too have taught applications via the years on the Palestinian-Israeli battle. He and I may have utterly completely different views about Israel, nonetheless I agree utterly alongside along with his safety of the correct to boycott. And for the doc (in case anti-BDS turns into laws in Colorado) I am, and might proceed to be, a strong supporter of the BDS movement.
John F. Kane, Denver
Editor’s discover: Kane is an emeritus professor of spiritual analysis at Regis University.
Journalism captures history
Thank you, Denver Post, for the gathering on Denver open space and the articles on the stock current and the Cherry Hills subdivision. Without tales about Denver and Denverites, what are future historians going to utilize for references?
Judy Stalnaker, Denver