Stocks is visiting the region to get a glimpse of the education system in rural Appalachia, and it took him only a few hours to fully appreciate
Eastern Kentucky educators.
Stocks is taking a tour of several rural regions across the country, including
Appalachia. Wednesday's stops took him through Letcher County and to . Arlie Boggs Elementary School
The school is the oldest school in
and officials say this is the exact kind of school they wanted Mr. Stocks to see. Letcher County
State and school officials also discussed proposed government funding cuts, that they fear could shut down the school.
And Educators hope Stocks will help their voices be heard during times like these.
Stocks will continue his tour today in
Knox County at . Union College