Lalitha Murali, WATG Board
As a WATG Board member, I sent out an email to my Senators and Representatives about the importance of Gifted Education and allocating proper funds to the program. I also invited them to attend our WATG meeting on October 8, 2019. I was surprised to receive an immediate response from Rep. Knodl saying that he is planning to attend the WATG meeting in Madison. He also mentioned that he would be happy to meet with me. I was delighted to hear that from him.
As promised, he came to my classroom last week and patiently listened to me. I advocated for gifted education and expressed my concern that Wisconsin is not getting enough funding and we are receiving lesser funding when compared to other states. We discussed about GT funding and GT programs in general. I was able to showcase our students’ success because of the GT program and he was very impressed. I also reiterated that by participating in GT grant programs, my students were able to achieve greater results.
Mr. Knodl promised me that he will look into this matter and will come back and share more details. I even made it in his weekly newsletter! What an exciting day for a public school GT Teacher!
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