Support the Global Partnership for Education | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

How can we help children in our world pursue their “right of happiness?” (“Pursuing the right of happiness” by Helen Hoover, The Bainbridge Island Review, Nov. 13, 2017).

One way is to ask our representatives and senators to help fund the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). The 263 million children and youth not in school are hoping we will. With an education, they will be healthier, have more opportunity, and there will be less conflict in their countries. Sounds like happiness worth pursuing.

House Resolution 466 supports funding the GPE, and the true test will come in February, when countries and private donors make their pledges. Our calls and letters are “the power to help bring about that urgent change,” so education can help children reach their potential.

WILLIE DICKERSON

Snohomish

More in Letters to the Editor

Credibility loss for the council | Letter to the editor

To the editor: We are among the thousands of islanders who oppose… Continue reading

New council takes big first step backward | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Before a full house Tuesday night, the newly-sworn-in Bainbridge… Continue reading

Vehicles are changing and so will parking | Letter to the editor

To the editor: There is no disagreement that parking in Winslow is… Continue reading

Bridge needed for future growth | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I’m not sure what the point was of the… Continue reading

Artists offer thanks to island community | Letter to the editor

To the editor: It is hard to believe that another year and… Continue reading

Tips should go to the employees | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The Department of Labor wants to steal tips from… Continue reading

Writer was right, parking is a big problem | Letter to the editor

To the editor: In your Friday Dec. 15 edition, a very articulate… Continue reading

Community should be proud of island’s first responders | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Happily and luckily, our beautiful island is not assaulted… Continue reading

Our elections should not be for sale | Letter to the editor

To the editor: In 1954 the Johnson Amendment, named for LBJ, was… Continue reading

Free parking is a mistake | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Re: “Parking is a problem for all of us.”… Continue reading

305 bridge will improve safety | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Late last summer as I was driving south on… Continue reading

Congress needs to hear from you | Letter to the editor

To the editor Growing the economy “from the middle out” is an… Continue reading