Kearsley will host Education Town Hall


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Legislation dealing with education is handled in the Michigan State Capitol.

State legislators are always working hard to strengthen the way public education works in Michigan.

On Monday, June 17, state Rep. Sheryl Kennedy, D-48th District,  and other Genesee County State Legislators will be hosting an Education Town Hall in the KHS auditorium.

The night will start out at 5:30 pm with a resource fair made to help keep students educated over the summer months.

Beginning at 6 p.m., a panel of legislators and education stakeholders will speak on some of the issues now faced in education. Time will be allotted for questions.

The legislators hope to become engaged with the community and hear the voices of Genesee County residents.

The Education Town Hall is free and open to the public. Registration is preferred but not required.

You can register through a link here.

Mr. Andy Nester, government and history teacher, believes that the Education Town Hall could give way to change in education, despite the hardships of creating change.

“I think having a forum where citizens can speak their concerns about any topic is a good opportunity for all involved to reach deeper understandings,” Nester said. “Change is difficult. However, the more communication and discussion, the better education policy is likely to be.

“Get involved, speak your mind, ask your questions, and everyone will be the better for it.”

Nester feels that community feedback is key for policy writing.

“Any opportunity for the community to explain how current policy is affecting students both good and bad should have barring on how they write future policy,” Nester said.