Letters to Legislators

 

[Date]

 

 

 

 

[Legislator’s Name]

[Room Number]

Kansas State Capitol

300 SW 10th Street

Topeka, KS  66612

 

Dear [Governor Sebelius or Senator or Representative’s Name],

I am writing to express my support for the Kansas Academy of Mathematics & Science (KAMS) at Fort Hays State University.  I believe that KAMS will be instrumental in combating the “brain drain” that has been a concern for Kansas over the last thirty years and I am deeply concerned that KAMS may be eliminated in the coming round of budget cuts. 

Preservation of funding for the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science is of central importance to the state because KAMS has the potential to benefit not only the students attending, but Kansas as a whole.  By exposing the state’s best and brightest students to the educational opportunities in Kansas’ universities, I believe that many who may have otherwise left the state for their undergraduate education will remain here in Kansas. 

Additionally, the students attending KAMS will be challenged in the classroom in ways that most have likely never been challenged before.  By leaving the traditional high school classroom, which does not always best serve the highly gifted and talented student, students will be able to excel in new ways.  Additionally, students will have the opportunity to engage in research with doctoral-level faculty, an opportunity unique to the KAMS program.

I strongly encourage you to prevent the elimination of KAMS and I thank you in advance for your support of the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science.

Sincerely,

 

[Your Name]

[Your Address]

 

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