Sunday, October 26, 2008

Premier Endorses DEAR

When I got home from the opening of the BCTLA Fall Conference last Thursday evening, I found this in my in box! (I inserted the photo, not Mr. Campbell.)

Dear Ms. Lindsay:

Thank you for sending me the news release highlighting the Drop Everything and Read initiative.

I would like to commend the BC Teacher-Librarians’ Association for raising the profile of literacy initiatives. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of being able to read, write and understand numbers, as they are the basic skills everyone needs to be functioning and contributing citizens. The more we as a community can do to help people who slipped through the cracks, and to ensure all students get the time and attention they need to be prolific with language and computation skills, the better off we will all be as a society.

Moving literacy forward is key to a better future for all of us and I wish the Drop Everything and Read initiative every success.

Gordon Campbell


1 comment:

Al Smith said...

Congratulations Premier Campbell!

Not only did you support DEAR reading challenge, you took the time to visit kids at school. Good for you! Not just did your participation promote literacy to BC as a whole, but obviously impacted the education of those lucky youngsters.

thank you.