Tele-Town Hall: Congressman Frank Kratovil
U.S. Representative Frank Kratovil is fulfilling his pledge to take advantage of every opportunity to listen to his constituents…especially when it comes to educating our children.
Kratovil fielded questions Tuesday during a telephone town hall about education, sponsored by the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) and NEA. The call had more than 800 people on the line.
“The tele-town hall gave me the opportunity to reach out to parents, teachers, and civic leaders so that not only do they know where I stand on these issues, but so that I can get their input and help me inform my decisions,” said Kratovil. “The best way to serve the district is to make sure I understand concerns and that people’s opinions are heard.”
Questions from those on the call covered a variety of topics including class size reduction, the Elementary and Secondary Authorization Act, the significance of parental involvement in relation to student achievement, and the importance of early childhood education.
Those who didn’t get a chance to ask their question during the tele-town hall were able to leave the Congressman a message about their concerns after the “question and answer” session of the call ended.
“This was a great opportunity to reach out to a large group of people in a short amount of time and I thank all who participated, especially the MSEA for their assistance,” said Kratovil.
NEA is teaming up with several state affiliates—including MSEA—to sponsor the first round of tele-town halls designed to let educators and the general public know what their elected leaders in Washington, DC are doing to improve public education and where they stand on the issue that impact the classroom.
To listen to the tele-town hall featuring Congressman Kratovil in its entirety click here