This summer, Sen. Allan Kittleman has taken his campaign to neighborhoods all over Howard County and hosted open forums – town hall style – for residents interested in meeting him and learning where he stands on important issues.
At the forums, residents have articulated a number of challenges your next County Executive must address, such as limited government transparency and the rights of citizens to protest, and how zoning and development decisions only benefit those with money and influence.
But the one issue that comes up over and over again concerns education disparities in our school system. The discussions we’ve had surrounding these topics have been thought provoking and insightful.
— Allan Kittleman (@AKittleman) September 15, 2014
Howard County residents know that the future of our community depends on a healthy and well performing public school system that serves every child and family equally, regardless of social class.
For Allan, this means funding our public school system in a manner that ensures all families, regardless of socioeconomic status, country of origin, and disability have access to the quality schooling right now only a certain few enjoy.
It is true that Howard County is home to some of the best schools in the country, but accolades mean nothing if all of our citizens cannot benefit equally.
As we continue on the campaign trail, Allan would like to encourage all parents and community members to participate in important discussions surrounding achievement gaps and the economic challenges family’s throughout the county face that impact student success, including affordable housing and access to jobs.
Citizen forums give Allan the personal insight he needs to develop critical budget and policy priorities with school superintendents, principals, and teachers.
With your involvement, we can tackle these challenges head on, give every family a voice, and make our world class public education system stronger through inclusivity.
— Allan Kittleman (@AKittleman) September 14, 2014
— Allan Kittleman (@AKittleman) August 26, 2014
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